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SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY Season Opening Weekend 2020

We are kicking off the start of our main daily running season with a bargain Spring ‘discounted fare’ weekend Saturday and Sunday 14th & 15th March.

There are no fewer than seven departures on both days from Buckfastleigh to Totnes ( and return ), so you’ll never have to wait too long for a train.

Countryside lovers will be able to see and enjoy some stunning spring scenery from the comfort of the trains as they meander their leisurely way down one of Devon’s most glorious valleys by the River Dart which is now carpeted with beautiful daffodils and primroses, and walkers can take advantage of some relaxing walks and see the flowers from stations too.

Fares for the weekend are a flat rate which is half the standard fare; there will be no other discounts.

The first train leaves from Buckfastleigh at 10.30am and from Totnes Riverside at 11.15am. Trains will leave both stations at about 55 minute intervals on both days.
The Heritage ‘Bus Service is running on both days
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Heritage Bus Service
The service will be Buckfastleigh Station, Buckfast Abbey, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Station.
Buckfastleigh Station (Dep.) 12.  0 2.  0 3.  0 4.  0
Buckfast Abbey (Arr.) 12.  5 2.  5 3.  5 4.  5
Ashburton Town Centre (Bull Ring) 12.15 2.15 3.15 4.15
Buckfastleigh (Valiant Soldier) 12.25 2.25 3.25 4.25
Buckfastleigh Station (Arr.) 12.30 2.30 3.30 4.30
Additional services may be run as required. Details of services are displayed on 'bus stops

To download a copy of the published timetable flyer click here.

Volunteer workers are always being sought to help with the running of the railway and the South Devon Railway Association is holding a start-of-season recruitment drive over the weekend too. So, if anyone is interested in getting their hands dirty and helping us to keep the railway’s wheels turning, then they can just turn up and talk to some of the volunteers already helping run the SDR who can happily explain all of the jobs on offer and what’s involved.

With ample car parking at Buckfastleigh on the A38 Devon Expressway, the South Devon Railway is just 25 minutes from Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay.

The South Devon Railway also features an extensive range of products in the Expressway model railway and gift shop, and quality food and drink in its ‘Refreshment Rooms’

The South Devon Railway will be running trains EVERY day from Saturday 16th March until Sunday 3rd November. The Expressway model railway shop has gifts for children of all ages and is open for business on most days along with the Refreshment Rooms.

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