Person struck by train reportedly dies - Honiton line now re-opened

PUBLISHED: 16:48 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:35 31 October 2018


All rail lines between Honiton and Exeter St Davids have reopened this evening after a person reportedly died from being hit by a train.

However, South Western Railway said disruption can be expected until 9pm this evening (Wednesday).

It has been reported the incident happened at St James Park railway station in Exeter.

A spokesman said: “We have reports that a person has been struck by a train between Honiton and Exeter St Davids.

“Our response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident.

“In order to allow emergency services access to the railway, the following alterations have been made.”

All West of England services will start from/terminate at Honiton, tickets will be accepted, at no extra cost, on the following services:

• Great Western Railway services from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington.

• London Underground services between London Waterloo and London Paddington.

• Stagecoach bus route 4A between Exeter City Centre and Honiton.

Replacement buses have also been arranged to run on the following routes:

• Two buses from Exeter St Davids to Honiton. One will run direct from Exeter to Honiton whilst the other will call at all intermediate stations.

• Two buses from Honiton to Exeter St Davids, one running direct to Exeter St Davids whilst one will call at all intermediate stations.

The spokesman added: “For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

“We are very sorry for any delay that this may cause to your journey.

“Delays and alterations are anticipated whilst the trains recover.”

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