Devon

Devon Tarka branch line expected to reopen by Monday

  • 5 January 2013
  • From the section Devon
Train on the Tarka Line
Image caption The Tarka line runs for 39 miles (63km) between Exeter and Barnstaple

A branch line in Devon which was closed because of flooding is expected to reopen by Monday.

The train service between Barnstaple and Crediton, which is part of the Tarka Line, was expected to reopen on Saturday.

Network Rail said two bridges had to be inspected by specialist divers before the stretch of line could be reopened.

The section has been closed since December's heavy rain which caused flooding across England.

The Tarka line runs for 39 miles (63km) between Exeter and Barnstaple.

Trains between Exeter St David's and Crediton are running.

In Cornwall, the Liskeard to Looe line, which had also been shut at Christmas following flooding, reopened on Tuesday.

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