Keep up to date with the latest news from our network, including information on improvements, popular journeys, onboard events – even Royal passengers.


21st Birthday celebration at Digby & Sowton Station

Digby & Sowton station’s 21st birthday on Monday 23 May was celebrated in style with a giant birthday cake cut by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Transport in an event at the station, which is on the Exeter to Exmouth Avocet Line.

Can I get to Wembley by train?

Great Western Railway is warning Plymouth Argyle fans travelling to Wembley for the League 2 Play-off Final that services are expected to be extremely busy, and are advising passengers to travel to and from the game as early as possible.

More trains between Exeter and Exmouth

Great Western Railway (GWR) is running extra trains on Sundays between Exeter Central and Exmouth, from 15 May.

Dartmoor Rover service marks launch of OkeRail

The summer Sunday “Dartmoor Rover” train service resumed at the weekend, coinciding with the launch of the OkeRail community group.

Seaside Walk Week finale walk taking place in Weston-super-Mare on 4th June 2016

Seaside Walk Week finale walk taking place in Weston-super-Mare on 4th June with free travel on the GWR network

Radio 1 Big Weekend

Travelling to Powderham Castle for Radio 1’s Big Weekend? Great Western Railway (GWR) is to provide over 50 extra trains to take customers to and from Starcross Station, but those travelling are being warned to allow time for their journey.

Creating a buzz at Exeter’s St James Park Station

Exeter’s St James’ Park Station platform garden now has lavender, rosemary, thyme and wildflowers to encourage bees and butterflies and make the station more attractive for rail passengers on the Avocet Line from Exeter to Exmouth

Important information for travel this Bank Holiday

Great Western Railway is encouraging Bank Holiday customers travelling through Swindon to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as further preparatory work for electrification will take place.

Celebrating the history of Cornwall Railways on the Looe Valley Line

The Looe Valley Line has been the setting for a project exploring Cornwall’s railway heritage through music, art, writing and film on Saturday 23 April.

New GWR Pullman listing for Cornish Winery

Train travellers on the Great Western Railway Pullman dining car can now toast their journey in true regional style, raising a glass of Knightor Brut Classic Cuvee as they enjoy the picturesque scenery of the South West.

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