Atlantic Coast Line
New research published by the Rail Delivery Group has found that three of the South West’s iconic branch lines are leading a £2 billion national boost to the economy through rail tourism. The research uses data from Visit England and the GB Tourism Survey to look at the country’s top tourist destinations. Read more
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. Read more
The Partnership’s ‘Take your Teddy on the train’ half-term promotion returns this February, in partnership with Great Western Railway and the Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line. Previously run on the Looe Valley, Tamar Valley and Maritime lines, this year the campaign is targeting the Atlantic Coast Line that links Par and Newquay. Read more
Summer Saturday through trains to Newquay from London, Birmingham and a number of other cities, including Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol, will start on Saturday 21 May. One of the London trains is the famous Atlantic Coast Express which originally ran from Waterloo to Bude and Padstow, making its first run ninety years ago, in 1926. Read more
CASE STUDY | With widespread pub closures an issue of national concern, the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership supports nearly a hundred real ale pubs through our Rail Ale Trail scheme.
CASE STUDY | Great Scenic Railways is the Partnership’s tourism-focused website, promoting the branch lines to more than 75,000 tourists and local day trippers each year.
CASE STUDY | Luxulyan on the Atlantic Coast Line is ideally located near to a walking route through the Luxulyan Valley which takes in the splendid Treffry Viaduct.
CASE STUDY | Wheelchair and pram users now have much improved access to Bugle station thanks to a new path created with the help of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership.