Visit Poldark country by train

20th June 2015
CASE STUDY | We've worked with Visit Cornwall, the National Trust and other regional partners to tap into popular culture with our "Visit Poldark country by train" campaign.

Half-price promotion on the Tarka Line

25th May 2015
CASE STUDY | A half-price offer agreed with Great Western Railway (GWR) and promoted by the Partnership led to a 37% increase in people visiting Barnstaple during the off-season.

Student masterclasses

18th April 2015
CASE STUDY | Through our EU Citizens’ Rail project, we have participated in a pair of international student masterclasses to generate new ideas for the rail industry.

Take your teddy on the train

25th February 2015
CASE STUDY | Our promotion with Great Western Railway (GWR) that allows children accompanied by an adult to travel free if they bring a teddy bear with them on their journey (during specified periods only).

The Riviera Line website wins a second national award

30th November 2014
A website developed by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership as part of its EU Citizens’ Rail project has won a second national award in as many months. After receiving first prize in the Innovation category at the UK Community Rail Awards in October, TheRivieraLine.com has now won Most Interesting Community Engagement Project at the UK Rail Exec Most Interesting Awards. Read more “The Riviera Line website wins a second national award”

Love Looe campaign

19th November 2014
CASE STUDY | The Love Looe campaign brought together local tourism businesses to raise the profile of Looe, following negative coverage of the area in 2012/2013 due to flooding, road closures and landslides.

Looking back on 25 years of the Tarka Line

19th October 2014
Richard Burningham, Manager of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, has written an opinion piece in the North Devon Journal to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tarka Line. The article looks back on an era of great concern for the line’s very future in the 1980s. Read more “Looking back on 25 years of the Tarka Line”

Friends of Dawlish Station

10th October 2014
CASE STUDY | The previously dormant Friends of Dawlish Station volunteer group was rejuvenated as part of the Partnership’s EU Citizens’ Rail project, making headlines and even meeting the Prime Minister.

Carnet ticket schemes with local shops

11th August 2014
CASE STUDY | The Partnership runs a successful Carnet ticket scheme on the Tamar Valley Line.

Line Forums

11th April 2014
CASE STUDY | The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership runs regular Forum meetings on seven of the branch lines.

St James Park station makeover

28th March 2014
CASE STUDY | We worked with the Avocet Line Rail Users Group and Great Western Railway (GWR) to organise a clean-up day that brightened St James Park station and created new links with the community.

Cornish Mining Heritage project

7th May 2013
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.

Improving access at Bugle

15th December 2011
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.

I-Buddy

1st December 2011
CASE STUDY | Inspired by a student at Plymouth University, the I-Buddy project helped open up volunteering on the branch lines to dozens of students with disabilities.

South West Coast Path

11th June 2011
CASE STUDY | In 2011, a three-year project with the South West Coast Path was set up to promote accessing the coast path by train from branch line stations.

Time Travelling Train

9th May 2011
CASE STUDY | The Partnership worked with Plymouth University students and local school children to create an award-winning children’s book.

Student volunteering project with Plymouth University

8th September 2010
CASE STUDY | The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership has been running student volunteering opportunities with Plymouth University Students’ Union for more than a decade.

Promoting Calstock to Cotehele

4th February 2010
CASE STUDY | We have worked with the National Trust to promote the picturesque walk between Calstock station and Cotehele.