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
18th March 2017. The Royal Oke replacement train passes through Hungerford. Brilliant photo by Tony Barlett18th March 2017. The Royal Oke replacement train passes through Hungerford. Brilliant photo by Tony Barlett

Bus service linking communities to Okehampton Summer Sunday train service

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - Community News Times reporter by Times reporter editorial@tavistock-today.co.uk A new bus service will link Lydford, Brentor, Tavistock and Gunnislake Station to Okehampton’s Summer Sunday trains. There are two round trips each Sunday until September 8, allowing people to take the train from Exeter and Crediton and make a day trip by public transport to Dartmoor destinations other than Okehampton. Similarly, Plymouth people will be able to do the same via Gunnislake. Those travelling on the bus to Gunnislake Station will be able to connect with trains on the scenie Tamar Valley line to Calstock and Plymouth. The buses also offer the opportunity to do a circular trip around Devon, with travel one way via Dartmoor and the other via the main line through Dawlish. In addition, they provide a new Sunday public transport option for local residents in Brentor, Lydford and Mary Tavy. The bus is deemed a tourist service so concessionary and free passes will not be valid. Local fares will be available between all stops. Funded by CrossCountry via their Community Engagement fund, the service has been organised by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and is operated by Plymouth Citybus.
   

2nd Royal Oke Special Train!  Okehampton to Oxford & Stratford upon Avon


This is the second one day special train to help to demonstrate the interest in a regular service between Okehampton and Exeter St Davids.

Travel from Okehampton Station to Oxford & Stratford upon Avon by Train on Saturday 21st April

A chance to enjoy Shakespeare country who's birthday is celebrated two days later. Alternatively Inspector Morse City of Oxford.

One  easy step

OUT

Time

RETURN

Time

Okehampton Town

07.10

Stratford upon Avon

16.13

Crediton

07.47

Oxford

17.20

Exeter St David’s

08.12

Exeter St Davids

19.47.

Oxford

10.26

Crediton

20.05

Stratford upon Avon

11.32

Okehampton Town

20.45

 

Travel from Okehampton to Oxford & Stratford upon Avon by Train on Saturday 21st April

The 2 nd special Royal Oke train leaving from Okehampton Station

Chance to enjoy Shakespeare country who's birthday is celebrated two days later. Alternatively Inspector Morse City of Oxford.

One easy step:

 OUT

Time

RETURN

Time

Okehampton Town

07.10

Stratford upon Avon

16.13

Crediton

07.47

Oxford

17.20

Exeter St David’s

08.12

Exeter St Davids

19.47.

Oxford

10.26

Crediton

20.05

Stratford upon Avon

11.32

Okehampton Town

20.45

 

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Rail services lost under 1960s Beeching cuts may reopen

Transport secretary Chris Grayling could restore closed lines under plan to expand rail network and increase growth.  CLICK for excellent Guardian Article