The Avocet Line

Exeter - Exmouth, Devon

Tel: 03457 484950

The Avocet Line


Named after the bird that overwinters on the famous Exe estuary, the Avocet Line is a busy railway connecting Exeter Central and Exmouth stations.

The railway travels down the 11 mile line to Exmouth on the eastern side of the River Exe Estuary and is popular with local people for commuting and shopping, as well as visitors on holiday and day trips.

Why not break your journey at Topsham to explore the ancient port, with its interesting history and Dutch style architecture. Exmouth is a popular resort with a long sandy beach, ideal for watersports or a stroll along its promenade. During the summer, ferry boats go to Topsham where you can resume your train journey, and you can also cross the estuary to Starcross, where you can join a train for Exeter or Plymouth.

Contact First Great Western for train times, or visit the Custom House Visitor Centre to pick up a timetable.

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The Avocet Line (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)