Fantastic news – funding has been announced from the government’s Levelling Up Fund for a new station on the Dartmoor Line on the east edge of Okehampton, close to the A30 junction. As the funding announcement says in its list of successful bids:
“In Devon, there will be £13.5 million for a new railway station on the eastern edge of Okehampton – the West Devon Transport Hub – complete with high quality cycle facilities and EV charging points on site to better connect communities and promote active travel.”
The Transport Hub will be in addition to Okehampton’s existing station on the west side of the town, which will remain open.
UPDATE: Read our guide to the new station