Levelling Up Fund announcement

Green light for Okehampton Parkway station

19 January 2023
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.” More “Green light for Okehampton Parkway station”
Richard Westlake cuts ribbon at Okehampton station

Ribbon cutting to mark completion of Okehampton station heritage restoration project

21 December 2022
Project partners, funders and former railway staff gathered at Okehampton station today to mark the completion of the station heritage restoration project, part of the overall Dartmoor Line reopening work.Former train driver and County Councillor Richard Westlake cut a ribbon to open the heritage display in the old booking office. More “Ribbon cutting to mark completion of Okehampton station heritage restoration project”
Partners hold banner saying "258,479 Dartmoor Line journeys in 1 year"

Dartmoor Line passes 250,000 journeys on its first anniversary, as rail minister visits

28 November 2022
Just over a year after the Dartmoor Line reopened to regular passenger trains, journey numbers on the line have passed 250,000 this Monday morning, with the arrival of an extra special visitor, Rail Minister, Huw Merriman MP, to officially open the renovated station building. More “Dartmoor Line passes 250,000 journeys on its first anniversary, as rail minister visits”

Dartmoor Line scoops two further awards

24 November 2022
The Dartmoor Line celebrated a double success at the 2022 ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards. The £40.5m scheme to reconnect communities by restoring regular trains services took home the Showcase and Community Awards. Sally Walters, chair of judges, said the project is an example of what can be achieved when civil engineers work with communities. More “Dartmoor Line scoops two further awards”
event posters

Drawing & stargazing events on Sat 19 November

07 November 2022
Book now for a pair of events on Saturday 19th November as part of the Destination Dartmoor project:⚠️ UPDATE: Both events are now fully booked, but unfortunately due to illness the Star Train event has had to be postponed. Those with tickets will be contacted individually.Station More “Drawing & stargazing events on Sat 19 November”
Take the bus to catch the train. Direct buses Bude, Launceston and Holsworthy - Okehampton station, connecting with trains

New bus connections at Okehampton station to and from Bude and Launceston

30 October 2022
As of 30th October, there are now direct bus connections at Okehampton station to and from Bude, Holsworthy and Launceston, timed with trains. The Launceston service is financially supported by Cornwall Council and Devon County Council. Full bus timetables: Bude-Okehampton Launceston-Okehampton Train times: Look up on GWR website Dartmoor Line PDF timetable (to Dec 2022) Rail-bus journey planner: Plan your rail-bus journey on the Traveline website. More “New bus connections at Okehampton station to and from Bude and Launceston”
Bulleid Buffet

Welcome to the Bulleid Buffet – your new station cafe

25 October 2022
Have you tried the fantastic new cafe at Okehampton station yet? The Bulleid Buffet – which offers takeaway options as well as delicious hot food to eat in – has just celebrated its first month of business. The Buffet’s Leanne Knight said: “We cannot thank everyone enough for your support. More “Welcome to the Bulleid Buffet – your new station cafe”
Awards ceremony

Double success as Dartmoor Line triumphs at National Rail Awards

11 October 2022
The hugely successful reopening of the Dartmoor Line was recognised with a pair of wins at last night’s ‘Railway Oscars’. The Dartmoor Line picked up gongs for Outstanding Teamwork and Outstanding Contribution to Society at the prestigious National Rail Awards 2022. More “Double success as Dartmoor Line triumphs at National Rail Awards”
Ribbon cutting at Okehampton station

New facilities opened at station

26 September 2022
Passengers travelling to/from Okehampton can now enjoy a range of newly opened facilities which make the station worthy of a visit in itself! The station cafe – known as the Bulleid Buffet – is now open, as well as a Dartmoor National Park information centre, Dartmoor Railway Association shop and museum. More “New facilities opened at station”
Solar powered clock at Okehampton station

Photos from Destination Dartmoor event

25 September 2022
A huge thanks to everyone who came along to yesterday’s successful Destination Dartmoor heritage event at Okehampton station. If you missed it, here is a taster of the day: Station tour with Tom Baxter of the Dartmoor Railway AssociationMore from the tourVictorian photographyArtefacts to exploreWren Music lead the junk music makingJunk music makingCrafts on the train with Sally Crabtree and Adrian Peregrine