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Okehampton re-opening confirmed. - Posted: March 19, 2021 - 4:58 PM Quote and reply
Following confirmation of government funding, services are expected to restart later this year on the 14-mile stretch of railway known as the Dartmoor Line for the first time in almost 50 years, providing a regular, daily passenger rail service between Okehampton and Exeter.
Network Rail engineers will start immediately to undertake a range of works including drainage, fencing and earthworks, and will lay over 11 miles of track, replace 24,000 concrete sleepers and install nearly 29,000 tonnes of ballast before running test trains on the track ahead of fully reopening the railway to passengers.
As part of these upgrades, improvements are also going to be made to Okehampton station including installing a ticket vending machine, Help Point, public address system, information screens, CCTV and free WiFi. A 'Pay & Display' car park will also be introduced with dedicated disabled bays, and the station building and platform will be fully accessible.
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