Person hit by train near Exeter as delays continue

Great Western Railway confirmed that a person was struck by a train between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot.

Network Rail West confirmed the news in a tweet, stating that emergency services remained on the scene.

The the incident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. on the slopes Powderham Park, with all services using the line canceled until at least 7pm.

Read more: Trains between Exeter and Newton Abbot canceled as police deal with ‘incident’ – updates

There is no word yet on the condition of the person who was affected.

Devon and Cornwall Police have been approached for further information.

National Rail said the routes affected by the incident are as follows: “The crosscountry between Aberdeen and Plymouth, and between Bristol Temple Meads and Paignton.

“Great Western Railway between Exmouth and Paignton, and also between Exeter St Davids and Penzance.”

Great Western Railway has announced that tickets from today will be accepted tomorrow and full refunds are also available.




National Rail encourages customers to use the mutual ticket acceptance policy and find alternative routes.

On their site, they wrote:

“You can use your tickets on the following services:

“Cross-Country by any reasonable route

“Coach bus on the routes:

“- B: Exeter St Thomas (Riverside Recreation Center) – Exeter (High Street) – St James’ Park (Penn

“- 2: Newton Abbot (Sherborne Rd) – Teignmouth – Dawlish (Green) – Starcross (Station) – Exeter (Bus station)

“- 12: Newton Abbot (Station) – Torre (Station) – Torquay (Grand Hotel) – Paignton (Bus station)

“- 22: Dawlish Warren – Dawlish (Le Vert) – Teignmouth – Torquay (Strand) – Paignton (Bus station)”

There are many different places to get help online, including online chats, text help, phone calls, and even apps with games to help you deal with your feelings.

If you need help or just want to know what’s available to you, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of a number of services.

Below are some of the helplines and websites that can help you.

  • 24/7 NHS Mental Health Line: For help and advice. Call free any time of the day or night if you are concerned about your mental health or that of someone else. The team behind the 24/7 answering line will listen to you and determine the best way to help you. t: 0800 038 5300 (free) 24 hours a day

  • Samaritans: emotional support for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. t: 116 123 24 hours a day e: [email protected]

  • Outlook South West offers online support and NHS talk therapy – call 01208 871905 for people aged 16 and over. The suicide liaison service is also available via this number. It is also an NHS funded service, but for adults aged 18 and over bereaved by suicide.

  • Man Down: supporting men’s mental health in Cornwall – www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk

  • “We’re With You” for alcohol, drug or mental health support, call 01872 263001 or visit https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/services/cornwall-truro/.

  • Childline: Free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 where you can talk about everything. No matter how worried you are, whenever you need help, anytime. t: 0800 1111 email or chat via www.childline.org.uk

  • Shout: 24/7 SMS service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis, anytime, anywhere. This is a place to go if you are struggling to cope and need immediate help. Text: 85258

  • CALM Against Miserable Life Campaign: For men who are depressed or need to talk, find information and support. t: 0800 58 58 58 5 p.m. – midnight every day or webchat at www.thecalmzone.net

  • If you are a young person or worried about a child, you can call the Early Help Hub for advice and help (call 01872 322277 or send an email [email protected]).

  • Call 0300 777 4777 or visit https://saferfutures.org.uk/ if you or someone else is affected by domestic violence, sexual violence and those who display abusive behavior.

  • Valued Lives: Supports people experiencing mental or emotional distress in Cornwall. t: 0800 260 6759 24/7 crisis line

  • Papyrus Hopeline UK: For people under 35 with thoughts of suicide, or anyone who fears a young person may be thinking about suicide. Phone. : 0800 068 4141 Tel. : [email protected]

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