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Updated March 2021
Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April 2021
From Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April, Network Rail will be upgrading the track between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple to provide a smoother, more comfortable journey and improve reliability on this important route.
They will also use this time to extend the platforms at Eggesford, allowing for easier access to/from our trains.
To allow this work to take place, train services on the branch line will be changed, with replacement buses operating along most of the line.
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The line between Crediton and Barnstaple will be closed to trains.
Important to note
|Station||Replacement bus stop location|
|Exeter St Davids (limited bus service)||Front of the station|
|Newton St Cyres (limited bus service)||Bus stops in the village centre|
|Crediton||To Barnstaple – Outside the Platform 2 entrance
To Exeter St Davids (limited bus service) – Outside the Platform 1 entrance
|Yeoford||Outside The Duck public house|
|Copplestone||To Barnstaple - The northbound bus stop on the one-way system, near the overbridge
To Crediton/Exeter - The Sunnyside bus stop on the one-way system, near the overbridge
|Morchard Road||To Barnstaple - The bus lay-by opposite the Devon Dumpling public house
To Crediton/Exeter - Outside the Devonshire Dumpling public house
|Lapford||To Barnstaple - Lapford Cross - junction with Kelland Hill
To Crediton/Exeter - Lapford Cross - junction with Popes Lane
|Eggesford||Front of the station|
|Kings Nympton||To Barnstaple - The station approach road entrance
To Crediton/Exeter - Fortescue Cross - junction with B3226
|Portsmouth Arms||To Barnstaple - Opposite the Portsmouth Arms public house
To Crediton/Exeter - Outside the Portsmouth Arms public house
|Chapelton||To Barnstaple - The lay-by opposite the station approach road
To Crediton/Exeter - The station approach road entrance
|Barnstaple||Front of the station|
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Toilet facilities on our trains and replacement buses
All our trains are equipped with fully accessible toilets. If you have any issues with our on-board facilities, please alert a member of staff.
If your journey involves a replacement bus, please be aware that there usually aren’t any toilet facilities available on these services. Any buses that are equipped with toilet facilities can only be used at the driver’s discretion.
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