IVYBRIDGE - The Gateway to the Moors
Ivybridge station was opened in July 1994 about 1/2 mile east of the original GWR station which closed in 1959. The station is on the main Paddington to Penzance line. The station is serviced by First Great Western. See websites page for links to this company.
Ivybridge is a town that has grown in the last 25 years from a small town of around 1,000 inhabitants to approximately 13,000 with new housing estates at both the east end and west end of the town. It is situated between the A38 dual carriageway and the southern edge of Dartmoor where the main rail line runs.
Ivybridge is sometimes referred to as the Gateway to the Moors and is at the southern end of the Two Moors Way. In respect of this, Ivybridge offers a good starting point for the Two Moors Way and other good walks around the South Dartmoor area. Ivybridge also offers a Leisure Centre with a swimming pool and the Watermark building which holds an information centre, a cinema/theatre and library with a coffee shop. Not far away is a Donkey Sanctuary (1 mile) and a zoo at Sparkwell, 5 miles from Ivybridge.
The site contains information about how and why the group was formed and our aims and objectives and current campaigns. The site also includes a list of members of the committee, and the latest news items.
The site also allows for guests to submit enquiries, suggestions or questions.
There are LINKS to several other USEFUL WEBSITES on the LINKS PAGE such as; Ivybridge Town Council, National Rail, the local train operating companies, a cheap tickets search, other campaign groups and a Live Departure board for Ivybridge.
Timetables can be viewed and/or downloaded from the FGW or Nationalrail website available on the links page.
SITE LAST UPDATED...........01/06/2016
If you want to contact the group directly, please ring Ivybridge Town Council (01752 893815) who will give you details of the committee and member's contact details or you can contact me (Malcolm Thomson) through the guestbook page. AT PRESENT THERE ARE 11 MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE GROUP PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH THE GUESTBOOK PAGE OR VIA THE TOWN COUNCIL. WE NEED MORE MEMBERS AS WE APPEAR TO HAVE A FIGHT ON OUR HANDS TO SAVE FUTURE SERVICES.