Royal Navy bomb disposal specialists are dealing with a 2.5m (8ft) device.
Hundreds of university students have been evacuated from 12 halls of residence after an unexploded World War Two bomb was found.
Police were called to University of Exeter halls on Glenthorne Road in the city at about 09:20 GMT and have declared a major incident.
A 100m (328ft) cordon is currently in place and a further 100 nearby properties have also been evacuated.
A Wartime Bomb was discovered yesterday in the Exeter University area and close to the Rail Line. An occupation has been planned today for it's removal. GWR are diverting some via the Mule
Extract from National Rail:
Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Crediton / Tiverton Parkway until the end of service and which resulted in evacuation of property.
Incident created26/02/2021 19:18Last updated27/02/2021 08:28Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Edinburgh / Derby / Leeds / York / Glasgow Central / Newcastle: and between Paignton and Bristol Temple Meads: and between Penzance and Glasgow Central
Great Western Railway between Penzance / Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads: and between Penzance / Plymouth / Exeter St Davids and Cardiff Central / London Paddington
South Western Railway between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo / Salisbury / Yeovil Junction
Train operator affectedCrossCountry; Great Western Railway; South Western Railway; Description
A wartime bomb has been found near the railway between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway.
In order to remove it, the line will be blocked between Exeter St Davids and Crediton / Tiverton Parkway until the end of service.
How does this affect my journey?
A train shuttle will run between the south west of England and Exeter St Davids.
Accessible coaches will run between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway to connect with CrossCountry services at Tiverton Parkway.
You can use Great Western Railway services between Penzance / Paignton and Cheltenham Spa after 09:00.
If you are a customer requiring further assistance for your disrupted journey, please speak to railway station staff or use the customer help points if the station is unstaffed.
Great Western Railway
Buses will replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Crediton / Taunton, in both directions.
You may use your tickets on CrossCountry services Penzance and Cheltenham Spa.
South Western Railway
Buses will replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction until 10:00. After this, trains will start / terminate at Exeter Central, not calling at Exeter St Davids.
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