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Devon Artist in Partnership with Re-opening of The Dartmoor Line

Devon artist in partnership with re-opening of The Dartmoor Line

Award winning Devon Artist Becky Bettesworth has collaborated with Network Rail, GWR, Department for Transport, Devon County Council and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership to use her Dartmoor Travel poster to launch the reopening of The Dartmoor Line from Okehampton to Exeter.

The reopening will be the first railway line to be reinstated under the Department for Transport’s '...

Stunning footage shows a year in the life of the ‘orange army’ at Dawlish

On the first anniversary of the notorious storms at Dawlish, time-lapse photography shows the extensive work undertaken by Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ over the last year to restore the south west’s rail connection and make the area more resilient for the future.

As has been widely reported, very strong winds and high seas over 4 and 5 February 2014 severely damaged the railway line...

Farmers urged not to come a crop-per on a level crossing this harvest

There are hundreds of user-worked crossings on farmland in Britain, which see a marked increase in traffic during the harvest season. Figures collated over the past ten years reveal that the number of collisions and near misses at these types of crossings also sharply increases over the harvest months.*. Since the beginning of June, Network Rail has recorded dozens of incidents of level...

Dawlish Line could re-open early

Work on to re-open the railway line could be completed earlier than expected, according to Network Rail.

The work to repair the area of track destroyed during the recent heavy storms was initially expected to be completed by mid-March but was pushed back to mid-April after further storm damage frustrated repairs.

However the Rail Minister, Steve Hammond, said the rail company...

Dawlish work delayed by two weeks

Network Rail will lay more concrete foundations in Dawlish today after additional damage to the sea wall caused by Friday' nights storm could delay the track’s restoration by up to two weeks.

The track, initially damaged by storms at the beginning of February, was originally expected to be completed by mid-march.

However this Friday saw the temporary flood defences, made of...

Train routes to Devon and Cornwall blocked

The South West has experienced yet more damage due to stormy weather with Crewkerne being victim to a landslide.

The landslide, which was reported by Network Rail, means that popular routes in and out of Devon ( including Exeter to Waterloo) are blocked.

Earlier in the week Dawlish was affected by the weather after waves destroyed the train line.

Bridgewater and Yeovil...

Final phase of train station access improvements to begin

The fourth and final phase of access improvements into and around Plymouth train station will begin on Monday 16 September.

Developed by Plymouth City Council and its highways contractor Amey in partnership with First Great Western and Network Rail, the scheme aims to better connect the train station with the city centre and is funded by the Department for Transport and Sustrans, the...

Next phase of train station 'gateway' improvements set to begin

The next phase of work to improve access to Plymouth train station will begin on Monday 17 June the Council have announced.

The main road into the station, which runs from North Road East to Saltash Road, is set to benefit from new footways, cycle parking, safer pedestrian crossing points (including two new zebra crossings) and better street lighting.

This is the third phase in...

Task force to fight for better South West rail links

A new Peninsula Rail Task Force has been created to help the region pack a more powerful punch in the campaign for better rail connectivity for the South West.

Devon, Cornwall and Somerset Councils, together with Torbay Council, are teaming up with the Plymouth Rail Task Force to coordinate the fight for better rail links.

Representatives from Heart of the South West Local...