Revised train service planned

14:34 18 January 2013

A limited train service was running between Exeter and Salisbury from Honiton. Photo by Vernon Whitlock.

A limited train service was running between Exeter and Salisbury from Honiton. Photo by Vernon Whitlock.


Passengers advised to check timetables before travelling.

South West Trains is advising passengers that a revised train service is planned for tomorrow (Saturday) as a result of the continued forecast for heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.

Services for today (Friday) are currently operating in line with the special timetable in place. Plans have now been announced to continue the revised timetable into tomorrow, with some further changes on certain routes.

Jake Kelly, customer service director for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: “The snowy weather is causing disruption to road and rail transport in many parts of the country.

“We have already seen snow fall on large parts of our network, however the special timetable we have in place is running well and means that trains have more time to cope with the poor weather conditions.

“With forecasters predicting heavy snowfall throughout the rest of the day and freezing temperatures over the weekend, we’ve taken the sensible decision to continue running our revised timetable on Saturday.

“The revised timetable helps us to ensure we can make the best use of our resources to deliver the most robust service for passengers.

“The timetable we can provide on Saturday 19 January will be slightly different to the service we’ve been able to offer today and services are expected to be busier than normal.

“We’d therefore advise passengers to check the timetable before they travel and ensure they allow enough time to travel to and from the station.

“Our staff are working incredibly hard to keep as many trains running as possible as well as keeping depots and stations clear and safe, however we understand the impact this is having on our passengers and would like to thank them for their patience during these difficult conditions.”

Revised timetables will be in operation for the following routes and services:

· London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth

· London Waterloo to Alton and Basingstoke (stopping service)

· Fast trains London Waterloo to Woking, Guildford and Basingstoke

· London Waterloo to Salisbury, Yeovil and Exeter

· Southampton to Salisbury and Portsmouth

· London Waterloo to Haslemere and Portsmouth

· London Waterloo to Epsom and Dorking

· Stopping services to Woking, Guildford and Kingston via Wimbledon

· London Waterloo to Reading, Windsor and Kingston via Richmond

For more information visit


Other News Stories

Bassetts Farm primary were first in the Best Wildlife Garden cateogory in the Exmouth in Bloom competiton and youngsters are pictured with bloom members and Karen Turner from Birds and Bees who presented them with a hamper. Ref exe 2593-40-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Green-fingered school children have been rewarded for their efforts, after picking up prizes in Exmouth in Bloom’s local gardens competition.

Read more
Award winners  (l to r) Phil Ball, Rob Crabbe, Neville Causley and Pete Cable. 
n	Picture:Richard Horobin

Seventy-five years of service to the RNLI by past and present crew is recognised

Read more
You can lead a horse to water.... Jessie the horse is pictured in the bar at The Poltimore Inn, North Molton, with landlord Alan Boddington. Picture: Submitted

No long faces as horse walks into North Molton’s Poltimore Inn for breakfast

Read more
Slade Close residents Raymond and Evyln Hearn who miss having a regular town bus service Ref sho 7140-06-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Fearful shoppers and businesses say plans to extend Ottery’s town bus service cannot come quick enough - as traders and residents suffer its loss.

Read more
Aerial view of Exmouth Ref: 23-05-0043SH

A new ‘state-of-the-art’ patrol boat costing up to £60,000 could be taking to the waters of the River Exe to catch troublesome jet-skiers.

Read more

Tell us your favourite thing about North Devon by tweeting us using #WeAreNorthDevon.

Read more
Derelict Ottermill Switchgear building in flames on Saturday

Crews fought the flames in the early hours of Saturday morning

Read more
Large amounts of glass can be found on the duck pond at low tide. Ref exe 0151-40-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Shards of glass littering the Exe Estuary, near the Imperial Recreation Ground, are the result of work carried out to try to shore up the former landfill site, district bosses have said.

Read more
Sidmouth, Port Royal. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 0934-03-12AW

Anger at plans to redevelop a car park for social housing is a ‘battle’ that risks distracting residents from the ‘war’ over eastern town, a representative has warned.

Read more

Fire fighters are currently at the scene of a large barn blaze in Combe Martin.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 16°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications