Starting on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th May, seven extra trains will run from Exeter to Exmouth and return, giving a half hourly service for much of the day on Sundays until September. Four of the extra trains from Exmouth will go to St David’s, the others will terminate at Exeter Central. All the extra trains will call at Lympstone Village, Topsham and Digby & Sowton. The extra trains this summer are supported by Devon County Council and are in new timetable booklets.
The Avocet Line Rail Users Group (ALRUG) has been campaigning for a half hourly Sunday service year round, with all trains running to and from Exeter St David’s to connect with the main line. First Great Western have now indicated that their long term intention is to run such a service, but that they do not have enough trains at present.