Train services between Barnstaple and Exeter St. David’s will not resume until after Christmas, National Rail confirmed today.
All train services on the Tarka Line have been cancelled due to severe flooding on the track at Cowley Bridge.
Rail replacement buses are currently unable to run due to flooding on the roads, leaving North Devon virtually cut off from the rest of the South West.
National Rail said the line is expected to remain closed until Saturday, December 29.
Video: Engineering work at Cowley Bridge on Sunday morning. Video by Mike Yearworth.