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Major disruption to Exeter train services caused by severe weather

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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Due to a landslip at Honiton and flooding near Axminster South West Trains are unable to run any trains between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids in either direction all day on Thursday 22 November.

"West of England" train services which normally run between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids will only run from London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction, at which point they will return to London Waterloo except for the 05:12 Yeovil Junction to Waterloo. This train will start at Gillingham at 05:34 and will not call at Yeovil Junction, Sherborne (05:18) and Templecombe (05:26).

The following replacement bus services will operate in this area:

Fast buses between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction in both directions, calling at Exeter Central, Honiton, Axminster and Crewkerne.

Stopping buses between Exeter St Davids and Axminster in both directions, calling at Exeter Central, Pinhoe, Whimple, Feniton and Honiton.

It should however be noted that journey times by bus may also be severely affected due to the extent of the flooding in the area and the further predicted rain may affect the stations that the buses are able to call at.

These arrangements will remain in place all day on Thursday 22 November.

Restrictions for customers holding tickets for journeys between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids on Thursday 22 November have been lifted and customers may use earlier services if desired.

Engineers are continuing to assess the areas of the route that have been affected however given the considerable damaged already caused, the saturated ground conditions and the potential for further rain in the next 24 hours, South West Trains are unable to accurately estimate when services will be able to run along these stretches of line.

Keep checking www.thisisexeter.co.uk for updates.

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