Rail

Better rail services

As part of the Peninsula Rail Task Force, we're campaigning for rail improvements in the south west.

The 20 year blueprint for rail investment can be found in the documents of the Peninsula Rail Task Force website by following the link above.

Community rail

Local branch lines can be classified as community rail lines. These are promoted by community rail partnerships who work with the train operator to develop and grow the use of these lines.

We're a part of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership which manages the Tamar Valley line into Plymouth, connecting Plymouth and Gunnislake and serving Devonport, Dockyard, Keyham, St Budeaux Victoria Road, Bere Ferrers, Bere Alston and Calstock 

Reduced price tickets for commuters along with other ticket and timetable information is given on the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership website.

Celebrate 50 years of the Tamar Valley Line

Why not help the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership celebrate 50 years of direct rail services along the Tamar Valley Line between Gunnislake and Plymouth this coming weekend, 1 to 3 June?

There will be various events going on along the line over the three days including a walk from Calstock station on Saturday 2 June and an open day at the ‘Tamar Belle’ at Newton Ferrers station on Sunday 3 June.

On Saturday 2 June there will be a vintage bus service running from Gunnislake to Okehampton station. The bus service will connect with the 1059 Tamar Valley Line service from Plymouth and will return in time to connect with the 1729  departure from Gunnislake to Plymouth (departs Calstock at 1740). The bus service will give you two hours to explore Okehampton, plenty of time to take a trip on the Dartmoor Railway to Meldon (separate fare payable). 

It is free to travel on this trip but there are a limited number of seats available so email railpart@plymouth.ac.uk to book, mentioning if you will be traveling by train to Gunnislake to connect with the bus.

For more information visit the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership website.