Avocet Line

Avocet Line

The Avocet Line is the railway line in England connecting Exeter with Exmouth. It was originally built by the London and South Western Railway. The line follows the Exe Estuary for most of its route, giving views of the estuary. The line is named after the Pied Avocet, which live in the estuary.

For 150 years the Avocet Line has carried tens of millions of passengers, especially commuters to Exeter, students to schools and colleges, and marines to the Commando Training Centre, as well as horses, fish and even munitions for D-Day.

The Avocet line celebrated its 150th anniversary on 1st May 2011

For more information, go to http://www.avocetline.org.uk/