More trains and a better evening service on Avocet Line

The shrubs were yanked out from planters near a ramp at Exmouth train station

Exmouth station - Credit: Archant

More trains will be running on the Exeter to Exmouth railway line from Monday, May 16. 

The Avocet Line service is being restored to pre-pandemic levels with the addition of two extra evening trains each way. 

The Avocet Line Users Group have been asking Great Western Railway for a half-hourly evening service since early 2020.  

Chairman Mike Reddaway said: “Before the pandemic we celebrated the success of a long campaign to get a half-hourly Sunday train service on our line. However, local people were still unhappy with poor connections with long distance trains, especially in the evening – so we asked the train company if they could fix it with more evening trains.  

“I’m pleased that they have, and we will now have a half hourly service through till 10pm, with a couple of later trains too. This means the Exmouth line now has 36 trains each way on weekdays – the best service it has ever had. This will also be a great improvement for people wanting a night out in Exeter.”