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Region braced for more bad weather as rail disruption continues into next week

Rail passengers face a weekend of disruption Photo: PA

Passengers wanting to get into Devon and Cornwall have been told there are unlikely to be any direct rail services until Monday. Flooding on both main line routes into Exeter has forced First Great Western and South West Trains to lay on buses instead.

Disruption will continue throughout Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November

– National Rail Enquiries
Repair work at Broom near Axminster will take all weekend Credit: PA

South West Trains was forced to suspend all services between Exeter St David's and Yeovil Junction when flooding undermined the track at Broom near Axminster washing away the ballast which supports it. The company says it hopes to reopen the route on Monday but in the meantime buses will replace trains.

Braced for a slow journey as flooding causes delays and cancellations Credit: PA

All First Great Western trains have been suspended between Exeter and Tiverton Parkway following more flooding there. Passengers are being warned to expect disruption throughout the weekend. CrossCountry has also cancelled all services between Exeter St David's and Taunton.

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