Update: Tarka line reopened after flooding disruption

Barnstaple Station.

Barnstaple Station. - Credit: 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.


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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.

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