• GWR has funded a pair of DCRP live departure apps to allow passengers to check their train on their phone before they arrive at the station. The apps (one for Devon stations, one for Cornwall stations) are closely based on a similar app from TransWilts Community Rail Partnership.
    18 Jul
    18 Jul
  • The Plymouth – Gunnislake Tamar Valley Line is worth more than £13 million a year to the economy according to a new study, “Valuing the Tamar Valley Line”, which estimates that each of the line’s annual 190,000 journeys is worth £69.
    13 Jul
    13 Jul
  • Promotional hoardings highlighting Cornwall’s branch line destinations have gone up around Saltash station building as the latest step towards the building’s eagerly awaited revamp. The 33-metre boards promote beauty spots including Calstock, Looe and St Ives as well as the redevelopment of the station building.
    10 Jul
    10 Jul
  • Last summer, Cranbrook station was transformed by the addition of colourful posters, designed by pupils and students from St Martin’s C of E Primary School and the Cranbrook Education Campus. To ring the changes, a second set of winning posters has just been installed.
    13 Jun
    13 Jun
  • Children will soon be able to travel for free on Tamar Valley Line trains as part of celebrations to mark 50 years of regular direct rail services between Gunnislake and Plymouth.   On Sunday 3rd June 2018, there will be an Open Day at the Tamar Belle at Bere Ferrers station.
    23 May
    23 May
  • We’re publishing our latest round of tailored local marketing to encourage more people to try the train. Here’s an example of our bespoke door-to-door leaflets being delivered to households near key stations in Devon and Cornwall. Newquay local residents’ leaflet
    22 Mar
    22 Mar
  • Plymouth residents are being encouraged to take the train to Bere Ferrers on Saturday 24 March to enjoy the spring colours of the Tamar Valley at the village’s annual Spring Flower Show. Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show has long been renowned for its daffodil displays and is in its 70th year this year.
    20 Mar
    20 Mar
  • Name the train to win rail tickets A new train has arrived at Barnstaple station and we want your ideas for what it should be called. Suggest a name below – the best suggestion will win a pair of standard class tickets anywhere on the Great Western network.
    17 Feb
    17 Feb
  • The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership is working with the South West region of CAMRA and its local branches to promote rail travel and support real ale pubs. The Partnership has produced bar runners (shown above at the Bay Horse Inn, Totnes), posters and beer mats that are being distributed by CAMRA members in local pubs.
    30 Jan
    30 Jan
  • Residents in the Gunnislake, Calstock and Bere Peninsula areas are being asked to take part in a transport survey to help with a new study looking at the value of the Tamar Valley Line to the community. Take the survey All aspects of the line’s value are being investigated including the access it provides local people to employment, education and shopping in Plymouth, connectivity with the rest of the country and its role in helping tourists visit the Tamar Valley AONB.
    22 Dec
    22 Dec
  • The Partnership’s achievements in 2017 have been highlighted in a new report by Great Western Railway. GWR’s Community Rail 2017 report (available to download as a 1MB PDF) sets out highlights from the last 12 months from each of the Community Rail Partnerships on the Great Western network.
    21 Dec
    21 Dec
  • In response to the growing importance of video marketing, the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership has produced a series of short films to showcase the South West’s scenic branch lines. The videos – all under 90 seconds long – have been promoted through targeted Facebook advertising, reaching hundreds of thousands of people and garnering an extremely positive response.
    20 Oct
    20 Oct
  • The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership was awarded two first places at the national Community Rail Awards held in Derby on Thursday 5th October 2017. The Carbon Reduction Challenge was recognised in the Involving Children and Young People category and the Seize The Sunday campaign on the Avocet Line won the Marketing award.
    06 Oct
    06 Oct
  • Whether you use the train or not, if you live near the Truro-Falmouth line please help us to shape future railway services by completing this short survey. Take the survey Who should take the survey? As well as current rail users, we are particularly keen to hear from those who rarely, if ever, use the trains.
    21 Sep
    21 Sep
  • A historic station name sign at Perranwell station, which is on the Truro – Falmouth Maritime Line, has been unveiled following its restoration. The sign was unveiled by local Cornwall Councillor Peter Williams and Graham Brown, Chairman of Perranarworthal Parish Council.
    09 Aug
    09 Aug
  • Fans of the BBC series Poldark can now plan a trip to explore the show’s Cornish scenery – including by train – thanks to a new app. Visit Cornwall’s ‘Experience Poldark’ app was developed with the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership and recommends Poldark filming locations to visit, travel tips and more.
    21 Jun
    21 Jun
  • Our successful pilot project with eight schools to inspire children and their families to take the train.
    15 Jun
    15 Jun
  • Our Seize The Sunday marketing campaign led to a 22% jump in Sunday journeys on the Avocet Line (Exeter-Exmouth) following the long-awaited trial of a year-round half-hourly Sunday service in 2016. The Seize The Sunday marketing campaign is part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund.
    09 Jun
    09 Jun
  • Duloe School has won an inter-schools competition in South East Cornwall focusing on green transport. The Carbon Reduction Challenge was a competition developed by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership to promote travelling by train and green transport in general. A class from each of the schools had a free trip on their local branch line, courtesy of Great Western Railway, and then acted as ambassadors within the school encouraging others to think of more sustainable options for travel.
    08 Jun
    08 Jun
  • Great Western Railway will be introducing a new, later Sunday train for the Summer on the Plymouth – Gunnislake Tamar Valley Line on Sunday 21 May 2017. The train will leave Plymouth at 20 01, arriving at Gunnislake at 20 47.
    16 May
    16 May
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