Update: Tarka line reopened after flooding disruption

14:06 22 January 2013

Barnstaple Station.

Barnstaple Station.

Archant

The Tarka line has been disrupted by flooding at Copplestone.

UPDATE 2.10pm: First Great Western tweeted: “Disruption caused by flooding between Crediton and Barnstaple has now ended. Services are no longer affected by this problem.^ Ally”

BUSES have replaced the train service between Crediton and Barnstaple today after disruption due to flooding on the line at Copplestone.

On Twitter, @NRE_FirstGW posted at around 1pm today (Tues) and said: “NEW: No trains between Crediton and Barnstaple until further notice.”

Buses are currently replacing trains with journey times extended by up to 40 minutes.

Network Rail confirmed engineers were on their way to assess the situation and it is not known how long it will be until a normal service resumes.

Check back for more as we have it.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 10:02

Several witnesses called police to report incident.

Read more
Fri, 16:55
Petroc principal David Dodd will retire this summer.

He will step down in the summer after nine years in charge.

Read more
Fri, 14:22

57-year-old Mike Rowley died after a collision with a lorry

Read more
Fri, 07:00
Inspector Richard Pryce, Devon and Cornwall Police’s roads policing professional lead. Picture: Submitted

More drivers breathalysed, but fewer tested positive during Christmas crackdown.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition

North Devon's trusted business finder