Rail travel delays in the SW due to waves and floods

Information gleaned from National Rail’s twitter account, there are a few delays on the trains as Callum causes concern.

A tree is blocking the railway between Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers. As a result, trains are currently at a stand, and all journeys between Plymouth and Gunnislake may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. Normal service is expected to resume by 16:30.


Exeter St Davids – Paignton / Plymouth  / Penzance

All train services will run at a reduced speed on routes between Plymouth and Penzance extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

CrossCountry services between Exeter St Davids and Paignton / Plymouth have resumed, having been suspended; however, services may still be cancelled, owing to waves predicted to be overtopping the exposed sea wall at Dawlish. Once again we see the vulnerability of the Dawlish line.

Liskeard – Looe
Due to predicted tidal flooding between Liskeard and Looe, train services between Liskeard and Looe are suspended all day today, Friday 12, and Saturday 13 October. Road transport is operating between these stations.



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