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Devon railway weather damage 'worst for 25 years'

By GuyHenderson  |  Posted: December 28, 2012

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DAMAGE caused by the weather to one of Devon's railway lines is the worst in 25 years.

Network Rail this afternoon issued their latest update on services in the county, with the main lines in and out of Devon re-opened at Cowley Bridge near Exeter at 1.15pm today.

The up and down lines had been out of action over Christmas after damage caused by flooding.

Speed restrictions of 40mph have been imposed in both directions.

However, there is no estimate for the re-opening of the Exeter to Barnstaple branch line.

The rail operator says there are a total of 25 washout sites on the Barnstaple line and industry experts say they have never known it suffer so badly in 25 years.

The Topsham to Exmouth branch line remains closed.

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  • swrural  |  December 28 2012, 4:35PM

    Once again, any old photo of a railway line.

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