The Royal Oke arrives in Paddington to be received Paul Maynard the Under Secretary of StateThe Royal Oke arrives in Paddington to be received Paul Maynard the Under Secretary of State
Under Secretary of State Paul Maynard MP meeting the Royal OkeUnder Secretary of State Paul Maynard MP meeting the Royal Oke
18th March 2017. The Royal Oke replacement train passes through Hungerford. Brilliant photo by Tony Barlett
Okehampton Station © Copyright John Spivey


Crucial step towards the restoration of regular Okehampton to Exeter train services

Groundworks for a 300 space car park have been carried out on Devon County Council land for the "Okehampton Parkway" station – just two minutes from the A30.

During the election campaign the Secretary of State Chris Grayling announced the plan to reintroduce a trial rail service between Okehampton and Exeter by the end of 2018.

Mr Rush who has submitted detailed proposals for the new station said ‘With the business park and at least 120,000 residents in West Devon and North Cornwall without a nearby rail service there is a very clear need to restore rail connectivity into Exeter for both work and leisure. Rail services throughout Britain are becoming revitalised in recent years. The reintroduction of the Okehampton services is long overdue.’

Devon County Council is working closely with GWR, Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton and OkeRail on the design of the required infrastructure for the station.

 


Surveyor  and Director of OkeRail CIC, Bob Rush
at the site of the proposed new Okehampton railway station.

Top Picture - 
Artists impression of what the Okehampton Parkway might look like 



Contact details for quotes, materials and Queries

Website www.okerail.2day.uk and on Facebook and Twitter

Mike Davies Chair of the OkeRAIL Forum - mikedaviesassociates@gmail.com    07771933718

Michael Ireland as Chair of the OkeRAIL CIC - mireland501@gmail.com

Richard Searight - Chair Communication  Group   richard@2day.ws   01822 860148

Chris Bligh as technical advisor - chrisbligh@hotmail.co.uk

 


Full Steam Ahead for the Okehampton to Exeter 
Sunday Services until 10th September

Are you stuck for ideas for the kids Summer Holidays?
Fancy a ride on of the Dartmouth Steam Railway Steam train to Kingswear?
What about a beach trip to Dawlish or Paignton?
Would you like a totally hassle free shopping trip to Exeter or Plymouth - with free parking?
Then tear out and keep these train times!
Steam Train trip or Shopping in Totnes

Depart Okehampton at 09.55, change at Exeter St Davids and arrive in Totnes at 11.15. Then take a 5 minute walk to the South Devon Railway to catch a Steam Train. Alternatively have a short walk into the town to look through all the small independent shops.  Return to the station for the 1550 departure.  Arrive back in Okehampton at 17.19.

Fare £7.80. For Steam Railway please check with South Devon Railway.

Day out in Paignton/Torquay

Depart Okehampton 09.55, change at Exeter St Davids and arrive at 11.45 (4 minutes earlier at Torquay).  Have nearly 4 hours in Paignton or take a trip on the Steam train to Kingswear and return for the 15.45 train back.  

Fare £7.80. Check Dartmouth Steam Railway for timetables and fares.

Enjoy a day on the seafront at Dawlish Warren, Dawlish and Teignmouth

Depart Okehampton at 09.55, change at Exeter St Davids and arrive on the coast 11.18 Teignmouth. (Slightly earlier for Dawlish and Dawlish Warren.) You will have plenty of time to enjoy the seaside, walk along the sea front or peruse the shops. Return by walking to Dawlish station and catching the 15.14 home.  Over 3 hours at the seaside. You will be back in Okehampton by 17.19.

Fare to these stations £6.30

Shopping in Exeter

                Depart Okehampton at 09.55 and arrive in Exeter Central at 10.39. No need to return till the last train back at 16.32. This gives a maximum time in Exeter of nearly 6 hours! Return to Okehampton at 17.19.

Fare to Exeter Central £5.20

Day out in Exmouth

Depart Okehampton at 09.55. Change trains at Exeter St Davids or Exeter Central and arrive in Exmouth at 11.17. Return at 15.55 giving nearly 5 hours on the beach and looking around the shops.  You will be back in Okehampton by 17.19.

Fare to Exmouth £6.30

Shopping in Plymouth

Depart Okehampton at 09.55, change at Exeter St Davids and arrive in Plymouth at 11.42. Quicker than the bus! Well over 3 hours to explore the shops, the Hoe or the Barbican. Depart at 15.25. return to Okehampton at 17.19.

Fare £10.00

 

More information / updates about OkeRail www.facebook.com/okerail @okerailoffical or visit www.okerail.2day.uk

Stop Press! Why not catch the special bus from Tavistock Town Square Sunday 13th August at 8.50
Return bus tickets are £5.60
Call Anne Johnson 07982 132567 

 

Contact details for Quotes and queries

Chair of the OkeRAIL Forum - mikedaviesassociates@gmail.com  07771933718

Michael Ireland as Chair of the OkeRAIL CIC - mireland501@gmail.com

Chris Bligh as technical advisor - chrisbligh@hotmail.co.uk

THE Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP is to ‘look seriously’ at running a trial passenger rail service between Okehampton and Exeter by 2018


Trial restoration of Okehampton to Exeter service perhaps by December 2018

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