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Regular Okehampton services next summer.

A business case for the reinstatement of services between Exeter and Okehampton has been submitted to the Department for Transport. The restoration of the service has been the subject of a Project Speed initiative by Network Rail, which has achieved a 24-month time saving and a £32.8 million reduction in costs.

Source: Modern Railways, December 2020.
Map showing location of Okehampton station

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Further reading

The Government confirms that passenger rail link will be restored to Okehampton, on Tavistock Times Gazette website (November 2020)

Rail infrastructure upgrades for the Great South West: A discussion paper by Lord Berkeley and Michael Byng, 20 July 2020 (pdf; 9pp)

South West rail plan: viable prospects or flights of fancy? in Rail magazine, issue dated 23 September – 6 October 2020, in which Andrew Roden examines the proposals made by Lord Berkeley (Tony Berkeley) and Michael Byng in their discussion paper.

Lines and stations discussed

Bodmin Parkway – Padstow line

Bodmin General – Fowey line

Dartmoor Line (Exeter – Okehampton – Tavistock – Plymouth)

Newquay – Truro line

West Somerset line (Taunton – Minehead)