Our aim is to reinstate the old London and South Western Railway line between Torrington and Bideford and to advance education about the history of industry and transportation in the Torridge Valley.
One route for everyone
We will ensure that the popular Tarka Trail walking and cycling route that now runs along the path of the line is maintained alongside for all users to continue to enjoy!
Our project will encourage more visitors to the Torridge Valley which will in turn aid economic growth, this will benefit many businesses in the wider local area.
Our Progress so Far...
Phase One of our project was to relay 300 yards of track out of Torrington station towards Bideford with the addition of a siding alongside the old coal dock along with the provision of a Shop and Visitor Centre. This gives us a firm base from which to expand and was completed towards the end of 2022.
We are now at the planning stage of Phase Two of our project, this is the extension of the railway line to the first bridge over the River Torridge. Here we will build a halt to allow passengers to further explore the Tarka Trail and the path of the former Rolle Canal.