Flooding causes disruption on region’s trains

12:27 09 July 2012

Archant

Normal service not expected to resume until Wednesday.

Train services in Honiton and Axminster are still being disrupted due to heavy rain and flooding in the area.

Flooding caused a landslip near Honiton yesterday (Sunday), which resulted in no trains running between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids, including routes to Honiton and Axminster.

A spokesperson for the South West Trains-Network Rail alliance said: “Rail services in the south-west of England are continuing to be disrupted as a result of recent heavy rain, which has caused flooding and landslips.

“Flooding is still disrupting train services in the Axminster area and we are unable to serve stations between Yeovil Junction and Honiton. Engineers have inspected the line and a normal service is not expected to resume before Wednesday.”

The following arrangements have been made for rail passengers:

Trains will run from Exeter Central to Honiton at 05:14, 06:45, 07:42, 08:39, 09:36, 10:33 & 11:30 and then at 30 minutes past the hour for the rest of the day

Trains will run from Honiton to Exeter Central at 06:08, 07:14, 08:11, 09:08, 10:05, 11:02 & 11:59 and then at 59 minutes past the hour for the rest of the day

A replacement bus service will run between Exeter St David’s and Yeovil Junction. These buses will run direct between Exeter St David’s and Honiton

Trains between Yeovil Junction and London Waterloo are able to run to their normal times

Passengers may use First Great Western, CrossCountry and London Underground services on all reasonable routes and also local Stagecoach buses between Honiton and Exeter. Heavy delays are expected on these buses.

The spokesperson added: “We would like to apologise to customers for the disruption. Passengers are advised to check in advance of travel for updates.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30

The cause of the fire was accidental which resulted in the moderate fire damage to the living room area.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:28
Cheers – pictured (l to r) are Dalwood shop chairman and secretary Kathy Laing and Shelagh Beak and vineyard co-op members Jo Hoskins, Les White, John Gostling and Dave Dower. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Village co-operative’s first sparkling wine wins top industry accolade

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Mr and Mrs Edward Underdown present a cheque for £900 to Anne Long on behalf of Action Duchenne.

Tractor Trundle organisers have thanked all those who took part or contributed.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:36
PCSO Sam Slater

High visibility patrols planned for the town’s Underfleet car park

Read more
Wed, 18:30
Fashion show

Exmouth Players is hosting a fashion show in early June as a fundraiser to help refurbish the green room and kitchen at the Blackmore Theatre in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

Read more
Wed, 17:30
Matt Fulls and Neal Fulls from Honiton Moshulu headquarters will be cycling for charity from John O'Groats to Land's End. Ref mhh 6516-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

In all, the team will be covering 2,000 miles.

Read more
Wed, 11:30
The staff at Bartlett's Farm shop near Gittisham show their support for Clic Sargent. Ref mhh 6945-21-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Various fundraisers helped raise more than £350 for CLIC Sargent.

Read more
Tue, 17:30

Police are now aiming to clamp down on boy racers.

Read more
Tue, 17:24
The pensioner is airlifted to safety off Seaton

Lyme RNLI crew called to assist 67-year-old in need of medical help

Read more
Tue, 12:55
The Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has been announced as the winner in a competition to bring a top contemporary artist to town.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder