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Good morning Newcourt – a new station for the Avocet Line

The Avocet Line between Exeter and Exmouth saw the opening of a new station today. Newcourt is Devon’s first new station for 20 years. The photo above shows the very first train arriving at the station from Exeter on time at 05.57 as the sun rises. A big thank you to Chris Austin for getting […]

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Poldark at London Paddington

Come and meet our very own Poldark and Demelza at London Paddington today, as part of the national Community Rail in the City campaign. Complete with lobster pots, fishing nets, barrels and period costumes, the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership’s staff and helpers are using the programme’s popularity as a way to capture the attention […]

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Celebrating 125 years of Bere Peninsula trains

The 125th anniversary of the opening of Bere Ferrers and Bere Alston stations and the opening of the Plymouth to Tavistock and Lydford railway will be marked with a number of local celebrations.   A commemorative dinner, historical exhibition, an illustrated talk and an open day at the Tamar Belle Heritage Centre, Bere Ferrers station, […]

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Okehampton summer Sundays – start on 17 May

First Great Western will again be running a summer Sunday service between Exeter and Okehampton in 2015. It forms part of Devon County Council’s Dartmoor Sunday Rover initiative. The Dartmoor Sunday Rover service will run on every Sunday between 17th May and 6th September – see the timetable.   For more information about Dartmoor Sunday […]

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South Devon Walking Festival

Why not try something new and get walking in May? The South Devon Walking Festival is encouraging people to try a local walk between 9th and 17th May and explore this lovely area. Walks range from 2 miles up to a more challenging 5.5 miles.

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Calstock Ferry back for another year

The ferry linking Calstock to Cotehele Quay will be running again this summer. The scenic 15 minute journey takes you under the viaduct so if you go by train you get to see the river from above and below!

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Exmouth Festival

It’s all happening in Exmouth from 22-28 May when the town will be filled with music, theatre, poetry and dance for the 19th Exmouth Festival. The festival promises an eclectic range of musicians from jazz to funk, rock to folk.  

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Looe Food Festival

This free, two day festival aims to promote all that is the best about West Country produce. Local produce stalls, chef demonstrations and plenty for visitors to sample throughout the weekend will mean plenty to buy and try! Looe Food Festival

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Visit Poldark country

Want to know where in Cornwall the spectacular scenery in BBC’s Poldark was shot? Head on over to this lowdown on the filming locations, courtesy of Visit Cornwall. And if the programme has got you inspired, remember there’s no better way to explore the mining heritage and beautiful coastline of Cornwall than by train – […]

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