Cowley Bridge and Inn next to the flooded railway
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Network Rail flooding compensation cost revealed

Railway line flooding - described as the worst in a decade - on the south-west of England's rail network has resulted in about £12.5m in compensation being paid.

The payments, from Network Rail, were made to train and freight operators because services could not run due to the damage caused to the lines.

The mainline near Exeter was closed for 11 days in November and December.

Network Rail said the amount reflected the "significant disruption" caused.

  • 01 Jun 2013
  • From the section England