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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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Newbury Electrification » click to view full story

The railway line between Reading and Newbury will be closed on various weekdays over the coming months while Network Rail upgrades the line. This may affect travel between Exeter and London Paddington as services are diverted. For further information about … Continue reading

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50th Commemorations » click to view full story

A number of events are taking place to commemorate the closure of the railway between Okehampton and Bere Alston and information about two of them is set out below. For more information visit the Tavistock Heritage Trust website Tavistock Railway … Continue reading

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Britain in Bloom success at Newcourt » click to view full story

We are delighted to report that Newcourt Station was awarded a Level 5 – Outstanding from Britain in Bloom.  Congratulations to Tony Parker for this recognition of his hard work.

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GWR Timetable Change » click to view full story

Changes to GWR timetables came into effect on 1st January 2018. The Avocet Line timetable is available here and downloadable timetables for the rest of the GWR network here. For the first time for a number of years the Avocet … Continue reading

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Department for Transport Consultations » click to view full story

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation seeking views on the future of the Great Western franchise. A copy of the consultation document can be found here. In particular the consultation asks questions about how services can be improved, … Continue reading

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Planned engineering and other disruption » click to view full story

Although the major engineering work planned for Christmas and New Year is now complete, there are still engineering works planned over the next few months. So please check here for updates.

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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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