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North Devon UK Tarka Line   website
See Tarka Railway Line connecting Barnstaple to Exeter and beyond.

Great Scenic Railways. Devon and Cornwall   website
This website is run by the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.
One of the longest established and largest Community Rail Partnerships.
Explore Devon by train   website
Tarka Line - Exeter Central to Barnstaple   website
Tamar Valley Line - Plymouth to Gunnislake   website
Avocet Line - Exeter Central to Exmouth   website
Riviera Line - Exeter Central Paignton   website
Explore Cornwall by train   website
St Ives Bay Line - St Erth to St Ives   website
Looe Valley Line - Liskeard to Looe   website
Maritime Line - Truro to Falmouth Docks   website
Atlantic Coast Line - Par to Newquay   website

Great Days Out   website
Beaches By Train   website
Walks from the railway   website
Shopping   website
Arts, Culture and Heritage   website

Planning A Trip   website
Times and Prices   website
Parking and Public Transport   website
Taking Bikes   website
Travelling with Dogs   website
Travelling with Kids   website

Assisted Travel   website
Great Western Railway - Assisted Travel   website
South West Trains - Assisted Travel - Assisted Travel   website
CrossCountry - Assisted Travel   website

Great Western Railway (GWR)   website
In September 2015 the business name was changed from
First Great Western to Great Western Railway (GWR).
Changing from First Great Western to GWR - Our vision   website
Find out what to do if you need to change your journey or claim a refund
Buy Tickets   website
Plan Journey   website
Discover journey options, buy train tickets and check train times
Travel updates   website
Check changes that might affect your journey
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Crosscountry Trains   website
We can find you cheap fares for any train company in Britain.
CrossCountry cover more of Britain than any other train operator.
CrossCountry Route map   website

South West Trains   website
South West Trains (SWT) operates the South Western franchise for passenger service.
South Western franchise   website
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(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
North Devon Railway   website
For the part of the North Devon Railway which remains in use today,
see Tarka Line  website

The North Devon Railway was a railway company which operated a line from Cowley Bridge Junction, near Exeter, to Bideford in Devon, England, later becoming part of the London and South Western Railway's system.
The original construction in the middle of the nineteenth century was significant in giving rail connection to the important, but remote towns of North Devon that had hitherto relied on the packhorse and coastal shipping.
The northern extremities turned south to Bideford and Torrington following the coast of the Bristol Channel before turning inland. Part of this section is now a cycleway known as the Tarka Trail   website.
Barnstaple Town railway station   website
Barnstaple Junction   website
Ilfracombe Branch Line   website
Braunton   website
Instow railway station   website
Bideford railway station   website
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre   website
North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway   website
Great Torrington   website
Hatherleigh   website
Explore Braunton - the Barnstaple to Ilfracombe railway (1874-1970)   website

(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Devon and Somerset Railway   website
The Devon and Somerset Railway (D&SR) was a cross-country line that connected Barnstaple in Devon, England to the network of the Bristol and Exeter Railway (B&ER) near Taunton. It was opened in stages between 1871 and 1873 and closed in 1966. It served a mostly rural area although it carried some through services from east of Taunton to the seaside resort of Ilfracombe.
Norton Fitzwarren   website
Milverton   website
Wiveliscombe   website
Venn Cross   website
Morebath   website
Morebath Junction Halt   website
Dulverton   website
East Anstey   website
Yeo Mill Halt   website
Bishops Nympton and Molland   website
South Molton   website
Filleigh   website
Swimbridge   website
Barnstaple   website

Barnstaple Victoria Road railway station   website
Barnstaple railway station (Barnstaple Victoria Road railway station from 1949) was the western terminus of the Devon and Somerset Railway. It was situated on the western side of Barnstaple in Devon, England. It was served by passenger trains from 1871 until 1960, and by freight trains until 1970.
The station buildings have now been demolished and the site is part of an industrial estate. However, the goods shed survives and is used as a church and the platforms are visible alongside the A39 and are used as a car park for Western Power Distribution, an electricity provider.
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre & Instow Signal Box   website
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre manages the Bideford station site and Instow signal box, both of which are on the former railway line from Barnstaple to Bideford in north Devon. The old railway line is now part of the popular Tarka Trail and so our two sites provide points of interest to cyclists and walkers alike, as well as to the more general visitor. In particular there are a visitor centre, interpretation centre and cafe at Bideford station.
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway   website
A Unique Victorian Water Powered Lift
North Devon Railways   website
Photographs of diesel locomotives working on lines to Torrington, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, from the 1970s onwards, with present day scenes too of North Devon Railway preservation activities at Torrington and Bideford
Tarka Valley Railway Group   website
The Tarka Valley Railway Group was set up in July 2008 by a small group of likeminded individuals with the aim of restoring a steam railway along the valley of the River Torridge based on the former London & South Western Railway station at Torrington in North Devon. Progress since 2008 has been significant with a strong membership base already established and visible signs of progress evident on site.
The North Devon Line, 1983 to 1990   website
This site is full of 100s of high quality scans of the railways of the Tarka Line in North Devon, down to the sea wall between Dawlish and Teignmouth and across into China Clay country in Cornwall. All taken in 1983 to 1990 they represent a unique historical record of what has now passed
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway   website
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon, is one of the worlds most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways. Passengers can now travel by steam train along part of the original route within the Exmoor National Park above the Heddon Valley. The opening of this first phase of the new line now allows visitors to experience a taste of what will eventually become one of the ultimate heritage railway experiences of the world.
Disused Stations  
Disused Stations   website
Barnstaple Town   website
Wrafton   website
Now a private residence.
Braunton   website
Demolished - the site is now occupied by a car park, newsagent, youth centre and police station. A goods shed survives and the newsagents at the end of the car park is the former station building.
Mortehoe and Woolacombe   website
Ilfracombe   website
The station has been demolished and a factory stands on the site.

Ghost Train: Barnstaple to Ilfracombe
Premiered on 1 Mar 2021 by James Fox
The lost Ilfracombe Branch line in Devon!
Calling at Barnstaple Town, Wrafton, Braunton, Mortehoe & Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.

Exeter to Barnstaple line in the late 1970s much filmed from the cab of a dmu at the time the line was under threat.
North Devon railway line part 1

North Devon railway line part 2

North Devon railway line part 3

Ilfracombe Barnstaple branch line part 1

Ilfracombe Barnstaple branch line part 2

Barnstaple & Ilfracombe Railway 1970