TRAINS have been cancelled for the 'foreseeable future' between Newton Abbot and Exeter as Storm Babet continues to rage. Services should resume later in the evening, but with high tide at 21.15 and the storm showing no signs of subsiding, it's unclear what will happen.
Three trains have already been rendered unusable from the sea spray damaging the engines.
Last night, the first Great Western Railway train was battered by sea spray, causing it to loose power in five out its six engines. It managed to limp to Newton Abbot where it remains.
Another GWR train failed at Dawlish, loosing all six of its engines. It was towed to safety at 2am this morning.
This morning saw the complete engine failure of yet another train, this time dying at Teignmouth. In an attempt to rescue the train and tow it to safety, another train had all its engines knocked out by the sea spray. Two trains, therefore, remain stranded at Teignmouth.