GWR Sunday service to Okehampton

Passengers boarding the 0955 service to Exeter
Photographer: Tony Hill
Date taken: 31/07/2016

The official branding is 'Summer Trains to Exeter from Okehampton', but most of us still know it as the Sunday Rover. Whatever you call it, the Exeter - Okehampton service, operated by Great Western Railway, with financial support from Devon County Council, will operate on Sundays between May 21st and September 10th inclusive.

Special Announcement Wednesday June 7th

After last Sunday's hiatus, this service will resume next Sunday, June 11th, with a slightly revised timetable. The times are generally similar to the usual service but journeys will take approximately 15 minutes longer. The revised timetable will remain in force for a while; after which the original timetable will be reinstated. Keep an eye on this page for annoucements. See below:

Temporary timetable (revised June 7th and in force from June 11th until further notice)

Exeter St. DavidsDep0908112914351659
Newton St.CyresDep--------1443x----
Sampford CourtenayDep0954121315181743
Sampford CourtenayDep1032124115571812
Newton St.CyresDep----1318x--------
Exeter St. DavidsArr1117132616421856

Connections between Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central

Note that whilst the above temporary timetable is in force, trains will be terminating at Exeter St Davids. The following connecting scheduled services may be useful:

Exeter Central dep0856110414221642
Exeter St Davids arr0859110714251645
Exeter St Davids dep1125134817161925
Exeter Central arr1128135117191928

For connections with Dartmoor Railway services between Okehampton and Meldon, see services.

GWR has produced excellent 'Inbound' and 'Outbound' leaflets in support of this service, which are being distributed locally.

Photographer: John Caesar