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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

Destination Dartmoor: Saturday 24 September

15 September 2022
Visit Okehampton station on Saturday 24th September (10am – 4.30pm) for a FREE day of creativity, heritage and exploration as part of the Destination Dartmoor project. Some activities must be booked in advance (see ‘bookable’ section below), and numbers are limited. More “Destination Dartmoor: Saturday 24 September”
Amazing Brownie Bakers mobile catering

Mobile catering at Okehampton station gives a taste of things to come

09 August 2022
Starting on Monday (15th August) passengers can enjoy a mobile catering service at Okehampton station offering barista coffee, homemade pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches, homemade cakes and more. Available at the front of the station from early morning until 5pm, it will be run by Leanne Knight and her team from the Amazing Brownie Bakers. More “Mobile catering at Okehampton station gives a taste of things to come”

Dartmoor Line featured in Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places of 2022

25 July 2022
Fantastic to see Devon included in Time Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places of 2022”, with a special mention of the Dartmoor Line.The county makes it into the magazine’s list of “50 extraordinary places to explore”, alongside the likes of the Galápagos Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
South Tawton Primary School ready to board the train

Rail taster trip – to the beach!

15 July 2022
South Tawton Primary School had a fantastic time taking the Dartmoor Line today. They travelled from Okehampton to Exeter and then onward on the Avocet Line to Exmouth on a rail taster trip combined with end-of-term day out. They started their day with a talk from the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership’s Rebecca Catterall (pictured above, left) at Okehampton station, and on board played eye spy out the window. More “Rail taster trip – to the beach!”