Dartmoor Railway Transport
Okehampton Station, Station Road
Phone: 01837 55164
Dartmoor Railway first opened in 1876 as part of the London and South Western Railway West of England Main Line from Exeter to Plymouth. In 1968 British Rail closed the line Beyond Meldon Viaduct as part of the beeching cuts; following this the line was used for the transportation of ballast, which was the main working of the line between 1972 and 2010.
In 1997 Dartmoor Railways Station at Okehampton was fully restored to its former glory after being closed for 25 years. The restoration was an exceeding success and resulted in a stunning and charming example of 1950's Britain. The station has been superbly maintained and remains as authentic to its history today. Passenger Services began shortly after, that that same year the Railway reopened, with the creation of the Dartmoor Railway, and passenger services began.
A Heritage Service has been run at the railway for near ten years; this service has run along its tracks which wind their way through the beautiful Mid Devon countryside reaching a total of 15 miles in length, which puts the line amongst the longest preserved Standard Gauge railways in Great Britain.
AddressOkehampton Station, Station Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1EJ
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