Tamar Valley Line

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Tamar Valley Line
Principal stations (from south to north)

St Budeaux Victoria Road
Bere Ferrers
Bere Alston (reverse)

The Tamar Valley Line is a railway line from Devonport in Plymouth, to Gunnislake near Tavistock in Devon, England. The line follows the River Tamar for much of its route.

The towns and villages served by the route are listed below.

Passenger services are operated by First Great Western using Class 150 or Class 153 diesel multiple units. Up till Winter of 2005, Arriva Trains Wales also operated services on the branch.

There has been a long standing proposal to rebuild the line from Gunnislake to Tavistock. This is unlikely to happen in the short-term.

The section between Gunnislake and Bere Ferrers is on the Bere peninsula, between the river Tamar, and the river Tavy. The most southerly road bridge (The A390) on the peninsula is at Gunnislake, crossing the river Tamar. This means the railway is the quickest way of getting into the city of Plymouth to the south. The line did face closure by the Beeching Axe, however the remaining section of line was saved due to the poor road transportation.

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Railway lines in South-West England and the "Great Western" zone :
Main lines:  Cross-Country Route   Great Western Main Line
 Cherwell Valley Line   Gloucester-Newport Line   Exeter-Paignton "Riviera" Line   South Wales Main Line  
 Wessex Main Line   West of England Main Line   
Commuter lines:  Severn Beach Line   Slough-Windsor & Eton Line
Rural lines:  Exeter-Barnstaple "Tarka" Line   Exeter-Exmouth "Avocet" Line   Golden Valley Line   Heart of Wessex Line  
 Henley Branch Line   Looe Valley Line   Marlow Branch Line   Par-Newquay "Atlantic Coast" Line  
 St Ives Bay Line   Tamar Valley Line   Truro-Falmouth "Maritime" Line