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« Reply #330 on: January 13, 2023, 16:37:12 »

Typo - it's  accessible.
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« Reply #331 on: January 13, 2023, 16:53:19 »

Typo - it's  accessible.

I've found the misssing s and corrected the original - if you click on the link it should be right now (and for all other stations too)
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« Reply #332 on: January 13, 2023, 18:37:53 »

Direct trains to Plymouth    Not yet.
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« Reply #333 on: January 18, 2023, 23:03:14 »

Announced today, the Levelling Up Fund bid for West Devon Transport Hub AKA (also known as) Okehampton Parkway has been successful.  £13,455,000.
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« Reply #334 on: January 19, 2023, 15:39:53 »

Thinking that an Okehampton Parkway station should be at Sourton, even if it added a '1' to left hand end of the costings. It'd be a bit mean to suggest meeting half the costs by repurposing the money allocated for the first ever RoRo ferry to, er, Fairisle.

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« Reply #335 on: January 19, 2023, 17:18:42 »

The parkway station is in among new industrial park and new housing nearby.
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« Reply #336 on: January 19, 2023, 23:29:10 »

Hopefully they'll build the platforms long enough for some nice 80x's that can run directly to London, or perhaps the good folks at GCHQ Bude might like to chip in a few quid to enable their staff to travel direct via CrossCountry to Cheltenham ;-) 
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« Reply #337 on: January 20, 2023, 20:22:48 »

Hopefully they'll build the platforms long enough for some nice 80x's that can run directly to London, or perhaps the good folks at GCHQ Bude might like to chip in a few quid to enable their staff to travel direct via CrossCountry to Cheltenham ;-) 

I thought they used the Orient Express.
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« Reply #338 on: September 15, 2023, 07:13:52 »

Congratulations to GWR (Great Western Railway) and the Okehampton team on winning "Station of the Year - Small" at last night's National Rail Awards

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« Reply #339 on: November 21, 2023, 17:34:08 »

The Mayor of Okehampton cut a cake in a small ceremony at the town's station yesterday to celebrate the second anniversary of the station and Dartmoor Line fully reopening.

More info here  https://dartmoorline.com/2023/11/celebrations-in-okehampton-as-more-than-550000-journeys-made-in-first-two-years-of-dartmoor-line-reopening/

and here https://www.radioexe.co.uk/news-and-features/local-news/happy-birthday-okehampton-line/
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« Reply #340 on: November 22, 2023, 12:57:55 »

There's more information about the new station to be built at the east end of Okehampton, 2 mins drive from the A30, here https://dartmoorline.com/west-devon-transport-hub/ plus an Autumn update on the project here https://dartmoorline.com/2023/11/autumn-update-west-devon-transport-hub/

The final name for the station is still under discussion, but it won't be "West Devon Transport Hub" which is the project name.
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« Reply #341 on: November 23, 2023, 12:20:49 »

This is another example of how passenger estimates for new rail services prove to be a lot lower than what actually happens, while the reverse is more often the case for cheaper alternatives. The integrated bus service shows the sort of joined-up thinking we need to see more of. If anyone at Devon County Council is watching, please take this as a plug for a similar initiative between Tiverton and its eponymous Parkway. The town is growing fast, and the current provision means travelling to the station by car is the only sensible option. I am sure other towns would be able to make similar pleas with equal justification.
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« Reply #342 on: January 02, 2024, 14:00:30 »

The "Railways of Devon and Cornwall" Facebook page has some pictures of Okehampton station where the winds have blown the footbridge roof onto the tracks by the platforms   My GWR (Great Western Railway) app also says that services have been cancelled due to parts of a bridge falling onto the track between Crediton and Okehampton.  Seems that no one was hurt thankfully.
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« Reply #343 on: January 02, 2024, 19:16:15 »

a small amount of film footage of the damage shown on Spotlight local news at 18:30pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

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« Reply #344 on: April 15, 2024, 15:36:01 »

I was digging through some papers and found the 1997 Devon County Council press release about Devon's purchase of the station and Meldon Viaduct, the great refurbishment of the station and the new Summer Sunday services.   Thought it would be of interest so here it is -

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