Registered Charity Number 1162632

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The objectives of the Railway are:

For the public benefit to preserve and maintain the Tarka Valley Railway line through the Torridge Valley.

  

To advance education about the history of transportation in the Torridge Valley area, and railways in particular.

This will be achieved by establishing and maintaining an operating heritage railway alongside the Tarka Trail based upon Torrington station, by re-instating and re-opening a section of the original railway which closed in 1984.

 

The Group gained Planning Approval in March 2013 for Phase 1 of its Plan to extend the existing railway track by adding some 158 metres of running line and 109.68 metres of sidings on the original alignment of the railway in Torrington station. This will take the line as far as the first occupation bridge over the Trail after Torrington station.  A lease with Devon County Council for the necessary land is expected to be completed shortly and construction work will commence as soon as funding is in place

 

It is also intended to establish a railway heritage and educational centre at Torrington station with facilities for the history and development of the railway, the Rolle Canal, and the local ball clay industry to be interpreted and displayed.

 

The creation of a heritage railway will increase the use of the Tarka Trail in accordance with the shared vision of the North Devon AONB and Biosphere Reserve Service.

 

 

 

Tarka Valley Railway was incorporated in November 2014 as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and was formed out of the Tarka Valley Railway Group which was set up in July 2008.  Registration of the C.I.O. with the Charity Commission was confirmed on July 13th 2015

The Tarka Valley Railway C.I.O. History

The current trustees are:

 

Andy Boyd

Ralph Chapman

Richard Rumbold

Jan Welch

Tony Williams

Martin Wilson

Mark Smith (HRA, Chairman)

 

 

 

 

 

Our constitution can be found on the link below. Last amended July 2015.

 

Constitution

Registration of the C.I.O. with the Charity Commission was confirmed on July 13th 2015

Tarka Valley Railway was incorporated in November 2014 as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

Planning Approval for Phase 1 of its Plan to extend the existing railway track

Tarka Valley Railway Group was set up

 

 

 

 

 

2015

2014

2013

2008

Trustees and constitution

Key Historical Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The creation of a heritage railway will increase the use of the Tarka Trail in accordance with the shared vision of the North Devon AONB and Biosphere Reserve Service.

 

 "To increase the use of the Tarka Trail with an accompanying increase in economic and social benefit, and to ensure the entire Trail is an example of sustainable management."

 

The CIO is committed to ensure that walkers and cyclists continue to enjoy unfettered and safe use of the Trail.