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Recent flooding and travel to SQL Saturday Exeter

We would like to give those of you travelling to SQL Saturday by train some advice about what to expect but sadly we have been unable to get consistent information from the train companies or National Rail. It would appear that there are changes to the timetables to a lesser or greater extent and the best recommendation is to contact the local station where you are starting your journey in order get confirmation of the departure time of your train (there are changes taking place at short notice) and what the whole journey might entail.

Tues 18th:
First Great Western were reporting no problems for trains from London (Waterloo and Paddington) and Cross Rail were reporting changed departure times and some slow running on trains running to Exeter through Bristol.

Trains travelling to Exeter from the West are replaced by buses due to the damage to the line at Dawlish.

National Rail are giving a more pessimistic view of the travel experience but nothing absolute when pressed for detail.

Again, the best course of action is to confirm your journey details close to your time of travel but please do it with the fact in mind that Cross Rail have actually brought departure times forward in some cases.

We wish you safe travels and are ready with a warm welcome when you get to Jurys Inn Exeter.