Watch our launch video
19 March 2021
Hear from Network Rail, GWR and Devon County Council about the reopening of the Dartmoor Line following confirmation of Department for Transport funding.
A site compound is being set up at Exeter Road Industrial Estate. The compound will be for site managers, supervisors and tech teams as well as visitors and the project team to use as a base. The main compound will also be the main hub for meeting and keeping traffic away from country lanes. More ➔ “Site compound at Exeter Road Industrial Estate”
The eagle-eyed may have noticed that in our launch video there’s a lovely drone shot showing Okehampton Castle from the skies at dawn. Below is the full 30-second shot in all its glory. It’s by Adam Burton, one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, who is based just outside Okehampton. More ➔ “Okehampton Castle – a bird’s eye view”
It was fantastic to see the reopening of the Dartmoor Line splashed across national, regional and local media following Friday’s big announcement. BBC Breakfast filmed live from Okehampton station (watch a clip with Dartmoor National Park’s Rebecca Martin) and interviewed rail partners and local volunteers alike. More ➔ “Media coverage”
Devon communities to be better connected as railway line set to reopen for first time in 50 years. Communities and passengers in Devon are to benefit from the reopening of the railway between Okehampton and Exeter as a result of the Government’s ‘Restoring your Railway’ initiative. More ➔ “Official press release”
Find out how much today’s announcement means for both the local community and the region. Watch our interviews with a wide range of partners, from Mel Stride MP to local Okerail campaigner Dr Michael Ireland. It’s thanks to this great partnership of different organisations and voices that today’s announcement has been made possible. More ➔ “Welcoming the news”