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 '...

ConnectedCities invites Devon to discuss rail ambitions

Devon’s rail ambitions will be discussed at a sustainable growth event on Wednesday (20 May).

ConnectedCities has invited Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Development, and Chair of the Peninsula Rail Task Force, to talk about the Devon Metro at its online seminar.

ConnectedCities is a non-political initiative which proposes...

Plymouth, Truro and Penzance drop-in events announced to update residents on South West rail resilience progress

Network Rail has announced community drop-in sessions in Plymouth, Truro and Penzance to update local communities on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the stretch of railway that connects Cornwall and South Devon with the rest of the country.

The community drop-in events follow on from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s recent announcement that £80m will be made available to...

Dawlish drop-in session provides insight into plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Network Rail’s South West Rail Resilience Programme held its first community drop-in session last week (Tuesday 30 October) to update residents and the local community on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

The event, held at Dawlish Methodist Church, saw hundreds of people attend over the course of three hours, in which...

Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.

Three community drop-in events will be held in Dawlish, Holcombe and Teignmouth on the following dates:

• Wednesday 7 November - Teignmouth Library - 19A Fore St,...

Immediate step to protect vital railway ‘artery’ in the south west to start in November

Repairs to four breakwaters, which protect the coast from the force of waves, will begin in November to immediately improve protection for the Dawlish sea wall and the railway running along the coast.

The work is expected to take six months and community events will be held in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Holcombe in the coming weeks for local communities to find out more.


Railway trespass doubles over summer holidays

Parents in the South West are being urged to speak to their children as alarming new figures reveal youngsters are twice as likely to trespass on the tracks over summer, compared with winter.

Longer evenings, coupled with the start of the holidays, spell danger for Britain’s youth as UK statistics show trespass doubles in August compared to December.

In 2015, there were 128...

Better journeys on the way for SW rail passengers

Plans to give rail passengers along the South Western network more trains, more space and faster journeys were announced yesterday (4 July) by Rail Minister Claire Perry.

The Department for Transport has published documents setting out how bidders for the new South Western franchise will be required to provide plans for:

  • At least 95 additional services on weekdays from
  • ...

Police continue to investigate Plymouth train crash

Officers from British Transport Police are continuing to investigate following a low-speed collision at Plymouth railway station on Sunday, 3 April which took place shortly after 3.30pm.

A number of people sustained injuries as a result of the collision between two trains, and a total of 15 people were taken to hospital on Sunday for treatment to a range of injuries.


Council leader urges Government not to renege on rail promises

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is urging the Government not to renege on promises over funding for investment that is critical to the region’s railways.

The prospect of no more funding for key rail projects for the next four years could have serious consequences on the Peninsula Rail’s Task Force ability to deliver vital improvements to the region’s rail network, he has...