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.
DEVON 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 CORNWALL 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
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
Destinations and events website Come and explore all the West has to offer
info_outline Help and Support Help and Support website .... Lost Property website .... info_outline Tickets .... Ticket types website .... Finding the cheapest ticket website .... Changing my ticket website .... Travelling in a group website .... Nectar points website .... info_outline Delays compensation and refunds .... Where's my train? website .... Compensation website .... Refunds on unused tickets website .... Season ticket refunds website .... Season ticket compensation website .... info_outline Facilities .... On board website .... At the station website .... Accessible travel website .... Travelling with a bike website
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 western Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, London, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon
(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 websiteExplore 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.
Stations 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