A new visitor centre has been installed at Bideford Railway Station.The train carriage at the station in East-the-Water has been fitted with interpretation boards detailing the history of the Tarka Trail. The new display, which cost £7,000, replaced the tired looking facility which was put in 20 years ago. It was officially opened by Councillor Peter Christie this morning (Wednesday). Speaking at the opening, Matt Edworthy, of Northern Devon Biosphere, said the new display had been some time in the making. He said: The county council recently did an economic study of three trails in Devon. This worked out together they are worth £13million to Devon, and the Tarka Trail has a value of £4million a year for North Devon and Torridge. Cllr Christie added: It is great to see something in East-the-Water; so many people on the Tarka Trail do not stop. Hopefully now they will have a reason to stop here. Funding was secured for the new interpretation boards by the Biosphere from Devon County Councils local sustainable transport fund, match funded by Bideford Bridge Trust.