News - Transport

Posted on: January, 2019
Work has started on the redevelopment of Exeter's bus station site in Paris Street. Key figures in the project, including Council Leader Pete Edwards (left) and Kier's Managing Director, Anthony Irving (right), have gathered to see the progress.   Work has started on a major city centre redevelopment which will see a...
Posted on: January, 2019
The Great Western Main Line, passes through a number of tunnels, including Whiteball, near Tiverton Parkway, and Marley, near Totnes.  To ensure their continued use, Network Rail needs to carry out maintenance in February and March 2019. Whiteball Tunnel will be closed from Monday 18 February to Friday 8 March Marley Tunnel (towards...
Posted on: December, 2018
Car parking The number of short-stay car park spaces at  Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway will be reduced  to allow for bus operations. Permit holders at Tiverton Parkway may use a new temporary car park at Taunton station for no additional charge. It will be situated close to the station main...
Posted on: October, 2018
Great Western Railway (GWR) and Exeter College are celebrating the first anniversary of their Apprenticeship Partnership. If you are one of the millions of passengers travelling with Great Western Railway (GWR) between Penzance and London Paddington each year you may very well come across one of GWR’s Apprentices studying with Exeter...
Ryanair has announced three new routes from Exeter Airport, to Malaga, Malta and Naples starting from April next year as part of its Summer 2019 schedule.   This will be the first time that Ryanair has operated from Exeter Airport and it is a significant vote of confidence in the airport’s continued growth,...
Posted on: August, 2018
  The first of the new Intercity Express Trains specifically built for Devon and Cornwall entered service this morning, Monday 20 August. The Class 802 Intercity Express Train (802003 and 005) ran for the very first time with passengers on board, forming the 0553 Plymouth to London Paddington service. A second train...
Posted on: July, 2018
  Exeter College, working in partnership with Devon County Council, has been awarded £60,000 by train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) to create a much improved pedestrian gateway to Exeter from St Davids station.  Under the plans, the route along St Clements Lane, one of the most high profile pedestrian entranceways into...
Posted on: June, 2018
The start of enabling works needed to redevelop Exeter Bus Station means some services will relocate from the current site in June, the City Council and Stagecoach have revealed. From Sunday, June 17, some services will temporarily relocate to nearby dedicated stands on street. Seven bays will remain in use at...
Posted on: June, 2018
  In the final year of a scheme to support community led projects, train operator GWR has announced the latest successful schemes in the South West to benefit from a share of a multimillion funding pot.   Designed to help boost local communities, up to £770,000 a year was available for three years...
Posted on: June, 2018
With two separate pieces of Network Rail railway upgrade works impacting GWR’s trains this coming weekend and over the following two weeks, the train operator is warning passengers to double check their journey before they travel. From this Saturday [2 June] through to and including Thursday 7 June, and on Saturday...