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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, in particular Brent Geese, Godwits (black tailed and bar … Continue reading

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Visit the West Somerset Railway » click to view full story

GWR is offering a special deal on tickets to visit the West Somerset Railway. The ticket price includes return travel to Taunton with GWR, return travel to Bishops Lydeard on the 28 bus, and unlimited travel on the West Somerset … Continue reading

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Digby & Sowton Station is 21 » click to view full story

Digby & Sowton station’s 21st birthday on Monday 23 May was celebrated in style with a giant birthday cake cut by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Transport in an event at the station, which … Continue reading

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Report of the Members Meeting on 18 April 2016 » click to view full story

Please click here to read a short report of the Members’ Meeting on 18th April 2016. The guest speakers were Dan Okey from GWR and Peter West from the Department for Transport.

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