Flooding causes rail disruption in Newbury

Further heavy rain today has deepened the floods in Devon and Cornwall. The train line services from Newbury are limited as much of the service run’s from London Paddington to Exeter or Plymouth – both areas heavily damaged by floods. Newbury to Plymouth is a journey that I do on a regular basis. It’s lucky I don’t have to travel this way for a few weeks now, but feel sorry for anyone stuck – there is no rail diversion route and at best a long bus journey awaits those stuck. But this minor travel disruption for us should be in context: Pictures of the flooding in Devon are shocking – many of the places deep under water I have walked with the dogs and it’s difficult to understand from the picture just how deep and fast flowing the water must be in places. I hope that everyone in Devon and Cornwall have a great Christmas break and manage to stay dry and safe.

Local News Links:

Newbury Today web site

BBC News web site