The Journey So Far ...
Special Train from Okehampton to Weymouth
OkeRail Forum in partnership with Great Western Railway and Dartmoor Railway are planning to run an express passenger train from Okehampton Station to Weymouth on Saturday 14th September 2019.
The train will depart from Okehampton at 08.15 and arrive...Read more
Letter to Scott Mann MP
Connect Bude wrote to Scott Mann MP in June 2019.
Summer Sunday Rail Service from Okehampton to Exeter
The Summer Sunday Rail Service from Okehampton to Exeter recommences on the 19th May.
You can once more enjoy a comfortable traffic-free rail journey into the city centre over the remaining part of the route from Bude to the outside world.
Hopefully not long now before we see a...Read more
‘Swann Songs’ to Support Connect Bude
Singers Jan Baker and Robert Barber, and pianist Peter Clarke, who recently became members of Connect Bude (the group that is campaigning to reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Railway Network) have kindly offered to raise awareness and funds for Connect Bude, by performing their...Read more
The Future of Seaside Towns Report
Public Meeting and AGM 2018
Sunday Rail Service from Okehampton
Royal Oke Special Train on 21 April
Press Release from OkeRail
The Royal Oke special trains have a national impact with regard reopening the Okehampton to Exeter line. The Government, directed by Chris Grayling [Minister of Transport] had instructed GWR to prepare plans to reopen this line. GWR Regional Development Manger...Read more
Great News on Services Between Okehampton and Exeter!
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said “We have instructed GWR to prepare plans to introduce regular train services to Okehampton, with the objective of securing a credible and costed plan for delivering an all-week, all-year train service between Exeter and Okehampton as soon as reasonably...Read more
Public Meeting and AGM 2017
A Public Meeting and AGM is advertised for 11am Sat 21 October 2017 with the aim of starting to build a mass membership organisation.
Written Consitution Adopted
Connect Bude adopts a written constitution, a logo and opens a bank account with TSB Bude.
Connect Bude is Born
A representative of Bude Stratton Town Council joins the meetings and confirms that the council have agreed to set up a sub-committee entitled "Rail Reinstatement Working Group".
A proposal to change the name of our group from Bude & Holsworthy Railway Action Group to Connect Bude is...Read more
The first meeting of Bude & Holsworthy Railway Action Group (B&HRAG) takes place with subsequent monthly meetings at The Falcon, Bude (who kindly offer free use of a room).
Representatives from Okerail kindly offer their support and attend all our meetings. Representatives from...Read more
A Public Meeting is held at The Parkhouse Centre and 150+ people attend or send written apologies. Many people speak passionately about their reasons for wanting the return of the railway to Bude. Scott Mann M.P. attends.
Bude & Stratton Post invites the community to a public meeting
On the 50th anniversary of the closure of the railway line to Bude, a letter in the Bude & Stratton Post invites the community to a public meeting to discuss reopening the line.
The Last Train to Bude ... ?
600+ people attend the Bude Youth Theatre production of 'The Last Train to Bude...?'
A 'referendum' after each performance shows 100% support for the idea of reopening the railway line to Bude.