Exeter to Exmouth trains suspended after landslip

Image caption The line has served passengers to Exmouth for more than 150 years

Train services were temporarily suspended on a branch line between Exeter Central and Exmouth after a landslide on the track.

Services on the nine miles of track called the Avocet Line back to normal after the landslip early on Tuesday.

The landslip is thought to have been caused by heavy rainfall, with up to 50mm expected in Devon by midnight.

The Environment Agency has 17 flood alerts in force for the county.

The Avocet Line, which is more than 150 years old, was awarded Community Rail status by Transport Minister Norman Baker in January, raising opportunities for grants to improve services.

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