GWR Storm Henk

Published: 03 January 2024

Heavy rainfall and flooding continues to affect railway journeys due to Storm Henk.

Many services are experiencing disruption, and we unfortunately expect this to continue for the rest of the day and into tomorrow. This is due to fallen trees, standing flood water, and trains/crew being in the wrong place. Network Rail teams are out across the network monitoring the situation and assessing when lines are safe to reopen.

Customers should check before they travel at which is kept up to date with the latest journey information. Any customer delayed by 15 minutes or more can claim Delay Repay compensation at

The Looe Branch Line has been shut with all train services cancelled until further notice following flooding of the line.

The line between Totnes and Plymouth has now fully reopened following flooding in the last 48 hours, and Network Rail are working with GWR and CrossCountry to re-establish the train service. Services are also being reinstated between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton after flooding of the railway line at Flax Bourton.

We are sorry for the disruption.

Thomas Lydon | Public Affairs Manager | Great Western Railway
Heledd Iolo, Public Affairs Manager, Network Rail Western