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Taking a trip on the Tarka Line


First Great Western (FGW) branch lines had a boom year in Devon and Cornwall in 2009, according to figures just out.

The company said the number of passengers using branch line services rose by 19% in 2009-10.

There was a 12% increase on the Tarka Line between Barnstaple and Exeter in Devon - more than 40,000 extra journeys.

The line, which passes through Devon's rural heartland, has changed little since it was opened in the 1860s.

Rolling countryside, traditional Devon hedgerows and farmland still dominate the landscape.

Take a look at some of the views on offer on the route by clicking onto the video link.

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