Tavistock Carnival 24th September 2023

Dear Friends

You will remember that the July Tavistock Carnival was rained off and so had to be postponed. The rescheduled one is now on Sunday 24th September. TavyRAIL will be there!

It will be earlier as our nights are drawing in. The judging will start at 2.45pm.

We  need followers and banner holders for this crucial event. Please let me know if you can come.

With all good wishes

Richard Searight
Chair TavyRAIL

0788 6414228

Major Tavistock Plymouth Restoration meeting. 7pm Bedford Hotel 6th April

We invited the Mayor of Tavistock to receive Matthew Barnes (Great Western Railway's Regional Development Manager) and Jamie Hulland (Transportation Strategy & Road Safety Manager at Devon County Council) to update us on progress in the restoration of our Tavistock to Plymouth line.

CLICK to See Jamie Hulland's presentation 

Subjects covered included:

Background and context of Tavistock to Plymouth

Success of Exeter to Okehampton restoration and the relevance to Tavistock Plymouth link

Status of the Tavistock to Plymouth restoration

Business Cases – medium and long term and differences between Okehampton and Tavistock businesses cases

Challenges, opportunities and process involved in the restoration

Questions raised in connection with trackbed and associated infrastructure

Location of the Tavistock station – near and long-term

Political environment – Levelling Up agenda

Tavistock to Okehampton on back burner but has to inform all decisions

Booking is essential as space is limited. Please email info@2day.ws 


The Peninsula Rail Group 2022 AGM - Friday 11th March

Our next AGM with be held at the Bedford Hotel at 7pm on Friday11th March. All are welcome but please contact us beforehand  as space is limited.

The Peninsula Rail Group 2021 AGM was on Zoom - Thursday 25th February

The AGM was followed by the business meeting. It was as promised an historic meeting.