Service alteration details

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No trains between Axminster and Exeter St Davids expected until 14:00

Incident created
09/09/2022 10:49
Last updated
09/09/2022 11:02
Route affected

Between London Waterloo / Salisbury and Exeter St Davids

TOC(s) affected
South Western Railway;

A safety inspection of the track between Whimple and Cranbrook means all lines between these stations are currently blocked.

As a result of this, trains between Axminster and Exeter St Davids will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 14:00.

Customer Advice:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following alternatives:

  • Great Western Railway services between Westbury and Salisbury, and also between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids
  • London Underground between London Paddington and London Waterloo
  • Stagecoach Buses on route 4, 9, 44 and 44A


Rail replacement buses are also in operation between Salisbury and Exeter. 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Whimple

You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.