TRAINS in and out of Cornwall are being delayed because of animals on the line.

It happened between Tiverton Parkway and Taunton, thereby affecting trains between Cornwall and London, Bristol, the Midlands and the north. 

National Rail said that all lines had now reopened following the incident; but journeys may continue to be delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 5pm.

CrossCountry customers may use the following alternatives at no additional cost:

Great Western Railway on reasonable routes

South Western Railway from Exeter St Davids to Basingstoke, in that direction only