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Planned engineering and other disruption » click to view full story

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in various locations in connection with the partial electrification of the Great Western main line. Works focus in particular around Reading, Bristol Parkway and Newport/ Cardiff, in particular at weekends. If you are … Continue reading

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South Western Railway: Timetable Consultation » click to view full story

Do you travel on the line between Exeter and London Waterloo? If so, you might be interested to look at, and respond to, the Consultation on proposed changes to the timetable on that route. A link to the consultation can … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary AGM » click to view full story

ALRUG celebrated the 10th anniversary of its founding at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 16th October 2017. Members gather for the AGM (photo – Christine Chittock) 55 members attended the meeting at the Globe Hotel in Topsham. President, Tony … Continue reading

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Wildlife around the Exe » click to view full story

It is now the time of year when many winter migrants are arriving in our area. Why not use the train to visit local wildlife centres? For more information about what to see and where to see it, including links … Continue reading

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National Community Rail Awards » click to view full story

We are delighted to announce that the Seize the Sunday Marketing campaign, which was launched to promote the new half hourly Sunday service on the Avocet Line in 2016 was judged Best Marketing Campaign at the National Community Rail Awards. … Continue reading

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Farewell to SouthWest Trains » click to view full story

Saturday 19th August was the final day of operations for SouthWest Trains (SWT). As from Sunday 20th August services will be operated by the new franchisee, South Western Railway.  A farewell supplement has been produced by SWT which can be … Continue reading

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Recent disruption » click to view full story

If you have suffered disruption to a journey recently in the Avocet Line you may be interested to read our latest poster (please click on the link below) which includes an explanation from GWR. NB Jul 17 Web

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Electric Bikes » click to view full story

Electric bikes are now available for hire at certain venues in the Exeter area, including at Exeter Central and Digby & Sowton Stations. Other venues are planned across the City. For more information about the scheme, and how to hire … Continue reading

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Avocet Ambles 3 » click to view full story

The latest in our popular series of walks from Avocet Line stations has now been published. The walks in this leaflet are- Topsham – Ship Canal – Exeter Central Digby & Sowton – Topsham Newcourt – Clyst St Mary – … Continue reading

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See wildlife by train » click to view full story

Now the nights are drawing in our thoughts turn to the return of migrating birds to our shores. The Exe Estuary is a vital stronghold for many over-wintering waders, ducks and geese,┬áin particular Brent Geese, Godwits (black tailed and bar … Continue reading

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