UPDATE: No trains between Barnstaple and Crediton due to flooding on Tarka Line
UPDATE: National Rail confirmed shortly after 3pm that train services between Crediton and Barnstaple had returned to normal following an earlier line closure.
Trains services between Crediton and Barnstaple have been stopped until further notice due to flooding.
Network Rail confirmed train services between the two stations had been halted at around 1pm due to flooding on the line in the Copplestone area.
It also confirmed no replacement buses were in action to ferry passengers between the stations.
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John Baker, a spokesman for Network Rail, said the line had been closed as a precaution due to flooding on already heavily saturated ground.
He said: "Flooding and fast flowing water above sleeper height has been reported in a cutting on the Crediton side of Copplestone Station.
"The line has been closed as a precaution and train services have been suspended between Crediton and Barnstaple.
"Track engineers are en route to the site."
National rail said there was "no current estimate" for when a normal service will resume.
A shuttle bus is currently running between Exeter St. David's and Crediton. However, there is no replacement transport for passengers wishing to go beyond Crediton towards Barnstaple.
There will be no train (or replacement bus) services at the following stations until further notice: Crediton, Yeoford, Copplestone, Morchard Road, Eggesford, King Nympton, Umberleigh and Barnstaple.
Train services on the Tarka Line have been hampered by line closures in recent months.
The line was closed completely between Exeter St. David's and Barnstaple at the end of November for engineering works and was shut for the majority of December and early January due to severe flooding.