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!”
Philip Sherratt (left), editor of Modern Railways magazine, presented the award to Dartmoor Line partners.

Dartmoor Line wins national Railway Innovation Award

04 July 2022
The Dartmoor Line partners were delighted on Friday to have won the Major Project category at the Railway Innovation Awards 2022. Representatives from Network Rail, Great Western Railway and the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership were presented with the award by Philip Sherratt, editor of Modern Railways magazine. More “Dartmoor Line wins national Railway Innovation Award”
Okehampton station - photo: GWR

Dartmoor Line shortlisted for national Railway Innovation Award

21 June 2022
The Dartmoor Line has been shortlisted for a national Railway Innovation Award following the restoration of regular passenger services on the line after nearly 50 years. Thanks to amazing partnership working, the line between Exeter, Crediton and Okehampton now has an hourly service, seven days a week, all year round. More “Dartmoor Line shortlisted for national Railway Innovation Award”
Dartline 118 Rail Link bus

118 Rail Link bus for Okehampton station

19 May 2022
The 118 bus between Tavistock, Brentor, Lydford and Okehampton calls at Okehampton station every other hour, timed with trains (Mon-Sat, some Sunday buses too).Look up bus times (or see PDF bus timetable)Look up train times (or see PDF train timetable)Live bus tracker mapThe Rail Link bus service provides joined-up public transport options for passengers along the 118 bus route between Tavistock and Okehampton, seven days a week. More “118 Rail Link bus for Okehampton station”
Rail Minister Wendy Morton (third from left) visits Okehampton station

Restoring your Railway: Passengers to see Dartmoor Line services doubled

12 May 2022
From this Sunday (15 May), services on the popular Dartmoor Line will be doubled – giving passengers travelling between Exeter and Okehampton the option to travel more frequently with hourly trains. The line reopened last November, restoring a regular, year-round service for the first time in almost 50 years and is part of the Government’s £500 million manifesto commitment to ‘Restore Your Railways.’ More “Restoring your Railway: Passengers to see Dartmoor Line services doubled”

Behind the scenes videos

03 May 2022
There’s a wide range of kit being used to upgrade the Dartmoor Line ready for its upcoming hourly train service. Get a glimpse of some of the clever technology being deployed in these short videos courtesy of Network Rail.The auto-ballaster train, shown above, allows spoil to be loaded onto the back of the train on a single track line and move the spoil to the front of the train. More “Behind the scenes videos”