Update: The line is now open.
A person has been hit by a train near Starcross this morning, Thursday 17th January.
Emergency services are at the scene after reports of a person being hit by a train at around 10am.
The line is closed between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot.
The line is expected to be closed for a number of hours. For travel updates, see: https://www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway/
⚠️ A person has been hit by a train between #ExeterStDavids and #NewtonAbbot. Lines between the two stations are currently closed, rail tickets can be used on local buses. For updates, please visit https://t.co/kSQp5pU9oW
— GWR Help (@GWRHelp) January 17, 2019
An air ambulance has been landing near the incident.
A spokesperson for GWR has said:
“Emergency services are dealing with an incident on the line between Exeter St David’s and Newton Abbot. At present customers can travel on Stagecoach buses on all reasonable routes, if you wish to use local buses as an alternative means of transport and the local bus is not accepting Great Western tickets, please keep the bus ticket and send it, together with your rail ticket, to us for a refund. Ticket acceptance will remain in place until further notice. Replacement road transport is being organised, an eta will provided when vehicles have been sourced.”
Updates as information becomes available.
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