Floods Cause Travel Disruption

Hundreds of people across the region are facing travel disruption following extreme weather

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Rail passengers take to buses at Exeter

Buses have replaced trains for many services Credit: ITV Westcountry
The scene at Exeter St Davids a short time ago Credit: ITV Westcountry

There's still widespread disruption to trains in the South West, with buses in operation to cover the routes worst affected. On South West Trains there are no services between Exeter and Yeovil after the line was undermined by floodwaters. Much of Devon and Cornwall remains closed to rail services.


Rain causes travel disruption

The rain has caused travel chaos throughout the region today with train services disrupted and commuters forced on to replacement bus services.

Services have been suspended between Plymouth and Bristol after flooding at Tiverton Parkway.

And there were also no trains between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction after a landslip on the line between Honiton and Axminster.

The problems could continue into the weekend.

Richard Lawrence reports:


Train services affected by flooding

Here's an overview of the train services currently affected by the floods:

  • South West Trains running replacement bus service between Exeter St. Davids and Yeovil Junction due to landslide between Honiton and Axminster. All day.
  • CrossCountry between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads suspended due to flooding at Tiverton Parkway. No estimate for return to normal service.
  • Disruption to First Great Western between - London Paddington and Plymouth - Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth - Westbury and Plymouth. Up to 2 hour delays. Very limited replacement bus service between Exeter, Taunton and Bristol. First Great Western advise passengers not to travel today.
  • Flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. Causing disruption (up to 90 min delays) on First Great Western services between London Paddington and Cardiff Central - London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads.
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