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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

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.