Lots of travel delays around East Devon due to Storm Eunice.

South Western Railway has suspended all trains on its services and has urged customers not to travel if it's not necessary.

All Great Western Railway services have also now been suspended for the rest of today.

All train tickets dated for travel today (Friday 18 February) will be valid for travel on Saturday 19, Sunday 20 or Monday 21 February.

On the buses, route 57 to Exmouth is diverting through Denver Road, Topsham due to a fallen tree.

All 9 services are unable to serve Sidbury due to a fallen tree. Buses are diverting via Seaton Hill and Seaton road, resuming normal service from the Hare and Hounds

Trees are now cleared from routes 55,5,9,9A and 157 so these services are back to normal running.


56 service diverting via Aylesbeare due to a fallen tree in Farringdon Lane

2 service diverting via the A379 due to a fallen tree at Star Cross

4a service unable to serve Rockbeare and Marsh Green due to a fallen tree

P service is unable to serve Barley Lane or Barley Farm road due to a fallen tree at Crossmead

5 services are now suspended due to a fallen tree at half-moon village blocking the road in both ways

9, 9A and 157 are unable to serve Newton Poppleford due to a fallen tree at Four Elms Hill, buses are diverting via Half Way House and the A30.

In a joint statement, South Western Railway and Network Rail said: “Gusts of more than 90mph wind have caused multiple incidents across the SWR network today, with 30 fallen trees already blocking key routes.

“As a result, SWR services have been suspended until at least 18.00 and we strongly urge customers not to travel at this time. We are working hard to restore services, but ask customers to make alternative travel plans if they can.

“Customers should regularly check the ‘Plan my journey’ page on SWR’s website, which will be updated with the latest information every hour.

“We would like to apologise to our customers for the impact this will have on their journeys, but – as always – our primary concern is the safety and welfare of customers and colleagues out on the network”.