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Trains get back on track
Monday, 03 December 2012
South West Trains (SWT) restored a full timetable on the West of England line on Monday, December 3rd following track repairs after extreme weather conditions.
Passengers traveling to and from Axminster, Honiton and Feniton were among those who had been affected, and a SWT spokesperson said: “Engineers working at five separate sites affected by flood damage on the railway line between Yeovil and Exeter have achieved the major milestones necessary to allow a full train service.
“Engineers will continue to carry out work around the line to help to reduce future problems. Whilst this work takes place, three speed restrictions will remain in place at Broom (near Axminster), Crewkerne and Honiton which will result in slightly extended journey times.”
South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance MD Tim Shoveller added: “We understand the inconvenience this situation has caused for our customers over the past week or so and we would like to thank them for their patience during what has been a very difficult time.
“We are sorry for the disruption they have experienced to their journeys. Our engineers have worked very hard to complete the necessary repair work as quickly as possible. However, it was vital that they also took the time to ensure that all the necessary infrastructure was restored before a full service could run on the line.”
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