Trains, buses, refreshments and parking.
The next strikes are planned for Feb 1st and 3rd. It is unlikely that there will be a service on these days. As ever the advice is not to travel unless you have to, and if you must travel then first check with www.gwr.com/strike.
No trains will run on the Dartmoor Line or the Tarka Line From 2250 Sunday 19th Feb until 0500 Monday 28th February, whilst Network Rail carries out essential track renewal, drainage and structure repair work.
A rail replacement bus service will operate hourly from Okehampton – Exeter St Davids, departing on the hour at Okehampton and quarter past the hour from Exeter St Davids.
Exeter-Okehampton rail service
The Exeter-Okehampton rail service is operated by Great Western Railway. Rather than trying to reproduce the latest timetable and give up-to-date short term service information, we provide a few links so that potential travellers can get accurate information from the horse's mouth.
Look up basic train info and buy tickets at https://www.gwr.com/travel-information.
Check for service problems at https://www.gwr.com/check.
Alternatively you might like to try Trainline
You can download a timetable in PDF format from http://gwr.com/timetables. The timetable for our line is D2. Timetables are revised every May and December.
Tavistock bus service
Dartline Coaches operates the 118 bus service between Okehampton and Tavistock, the timetable for which can be seen at https://bustimes.org/services/118-tavistock-okehampton.
Other bus services to and from Okehampton
Following a number of changes recently, Devon County Council has now published the latest West Devon Area timetables at https://www.devonbustimetables.info/current/west_devon/.
In particular note the changes to Service 5 (Exeter - Crediton - Okehampton/Barnstaple/Chulmleigh) and Service 6 (Exeter – Okehampton – Holsworthy – Bude/Launceston).
[For those interested in some of the background to the changes, there's informed commentary at https://busandtrainuser.com/2022/03/10/a-new-chapter-for-stagecoach/.]
Okehampton Station Cafe
More properly called the Bulleid Buffet (*) after Oliver Bulleid, the Southern Railway's innovative engineer, the station cafe is run by Leanne Knight and her team from The Amazing Brownie Bakers of Lifton. From the 1st of November the cafe will move to winter hours which will be:
Monday to Saturday 0800 to 1600 (food served 0900 to 1500)
Sunday 1000 to 1600 (food served 1000 to 1500).
The Bulleid Buffet has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/people/The-Bulleid-Buffet/100085965062565/. They can be contacted on 07410 609160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(*) but please, not Bullied
Parking at Okehampton Station
Parking at Okehampton Station only costs £2 per day. For dropping off and picking up, 20 minutes is free. Numberplate recognition is used. The carpark is managed by APCOA. Further details at https://dartmoorline.com/2022/04/car-park-charges-at-okehampton-start-from-1-may/.
For more details of APCOA, or if you wish to contact them, their entry for the Okehampton Station carpark is at https://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking-in/okehampton/okehampton-station/.