UPDATE: More train disruption for commuters

PUBLISHED: 09:21 23 November 2012


Replacement bus services still in place.

Network Rail have confirmed that rail services on the west of England line will continue to be severely disrupted between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids stations as a result of heavy rainfall.

The heavy rain fall yesterday (Thursday) also caused a landslip blocking the line between Axminster and Honiton as well as damage by flooding to a railway embankment at Broom level crossing near Axminster.

Network Rail say there will be no train services running between Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids until the line is repaired.

Engineers are on site and working to repair the damage. The work is expected to be completed in time to allow the line to reopen on Monday.

A bus replacement service will continue to operate until the line reopens.

South West Trains services which normally run between London Waterloo and Axminster/Exeter St Davids are running from London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction only.

Replacement bus services are in operation, with a bus service between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction calling at Exeter Central, Honiton, Axminster and Crewkerne only.

A stopping bus service is operating between Exeter St Davids and Axminister calling at Exeter Central, Pinhoe, Whimple, Feniton and Honiton.

Journey times to these stations may be affected by flooding in the area and poor road conditions.

Currently, it is not possible for South West Trains customers to use First Great Western services between Exeter and London due to flooding which is also affecting the line between Exeter and London Paddington.

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