RAIL: Latest on lines affected by flooding

Barnstaple to Exeter "Tarka Line": closed and not expected to re-open until after the New Year.

The line was being inspected by helicopter today ahead of a walk-through by track engineers. Ballast has been washed out in several locations.

Exeter to Exmouth Branch Line: closed following problems caused by flooding at Lympstone. It is not known when the line will reopen.

Exeter to Taunton line: hit by flooding at Cowley Bridge, will re-open at noon tomorrow, 18 hours earlier than anticipated. Both up and down main lines will be available.

Liskeard to Looe Branch Line: closed but under repair. Network Rail hopes to reopen it within the next few days.


Flooding Returns To South West

Heavy rain has brought more widespread flooding to the South West.