Category Archives: Latest News

Planned engineering work: 14/15 and 22 September » click to view full story

We understand from GWR that the Avocet Line will be closed for engineering work on Sundays 15th and 22nd September. Buses will replace trains. It is also possible that the line will be closed for some or all of Saturday … Continue reading

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Travel Direct to the West Somerset Railway » click to view full story

Between now and 5th October GWR is running a shuttle service on selected Saturdays between Taunton and Bishop’s Lydeard on the West Somerset Railway. This means you can travel by rail through to Bishop’s Lydeard and then continue your journey … Continue reading

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ALRUG secures Next Train Indicator at Polsloe Bridge » click to view full story

ALRGU is delighted to announce that a next train indicator (NTI) has been installed at Polsloe Bridge. It was funded by ALRUG from GWR’s Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) and the Designated Community Rail Development Fund (DCRD). Train indicators … Continue reading

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Sunday Summer Days out by Rail and Bus » click to view full story

Why not get out and about on Sundays using local rail and bus services? On Sundays from 19th May until 8th September you can travel from Exmouth and Exeter to Okehampton by train, and connect to a new Sunday bus … Continue reading

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19th May – Start of Summer Timetable » click to view full story

The new summer timetable comes in force on Sunday 19th May 2019 and runs until 14th December. A copy of the timetable for the Avocet Line can be found here. For all GWR timetables visit the Plan Your Journey section … Continue reading

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Success at Newcourt » click to view full story

We are delighted to announce that Newcourt Station has been awarded “Outstanding” in the Britain in Bloom (Your Neighbourhood Award) for the second year in succession. Many congratulations to Trevor Parker for all his hard work in creating the award … Continue reading

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Success at the ACORP awards » click to view full story

We are delighted to announce that ALRUG won a third place award at the Community Rail Awards 2018, organised by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, for the new solar powered poster cases installed at St James’ Park, Exton and … Continue reading

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Engineering Work – Bristol area » click to view full story

Network Rail will be laying extra tracks between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway and the line will be closed from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 18th November inclusive. Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway … Continue reading

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Our Privacy Policy » click to view full story

In line with the General Data Protection regulations, which came into force on 25th May, ALRUG has produced a Privacy Policy. You can view the policy here.

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New timetable » click to view full story

Please note that timetables change on Sunday 20th May 2018. The timetable for the Avocet Line can be found here. For all other GWR timetables click here For information about train times on all other routes please visit the National … Continue reading

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