Fire near train line causing travel disruption

PUBLISHED: 11:13 28 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:33 28 March 2019


A fire near the tracks between Barnstaple and Exeter St Davids stations is causing delays and cancellations this morning (THursday, March 28)

A fire next to the track between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple means trains coming into and out of Exmouth could be delayed of cancelled today.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning commuters that the line has been blocked and train services to and from Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple may be cancelled or revised.

The 9.53am train from Exmouth to Barnstaple was stopped at Crediton this morning due to the disruption which is expected to continue until 6pm tonight.

A GWR spokesman said: “Due to a lineside fire earlier today there are currently no services between Crediton and Barnstaple with a replacement road service operating between these stations.

“A shuttle train service is operating between Exeter St. Davids and Crediton.

“This disruption is expected to at leastuntil 6pm and replacement road transport is in operation between all stations.”

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