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Campaign for more frequent Exmouth to Exeter train launched
2:00pm Thursday 14th June 2012 in Devon
RAIL passengers using the Avocet Line from Exmouth to Exeter are campaigning for a more frequent Sunday train service.
The Avocet Line Rail Users Group (ALRUG) want to see the service stepped up from one train every hour to one every half hour.
ALRUG chairman Tony Day told the Exmouth Journal: “Passenger counts we have taken on the line clearly show that, apart from the rush hour, as many people use the train on Sunday as during the week.
“It’s not just people heading for the beach either – plenty of people go into Exeter, whatever the weather, whilst Sunday is also a day when many people travelling long distance use the line to get to or from St David’s station. The Royal Marines use the line a lot on Sundays too.”