Photo gallery from Dawlish

A selection of photographs taken by our reporters at Dawlish on the day the main line through Devon reopened.

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Tourism chief calls for public to 'support Devon'

We are delighted that the train line is now re-open through Dawlish.

Devon is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations - welcoming over 36 million visitors a year and supporting over 74,000 jobs – and many tourism businesses have suffered as a result of the closure.

Bookings leading up to Easter are estimated as being 23% down and current reckoning is the crisis has cost the county around £31million.

I would urge anyone looking to book a break to support Devon this year, especially in light of the fantastic weather predicted for us.

– Carolyn Custerson, Visit Devon

PM leads three cheers for the 'Orange Army'


Prime Minister leads three cheers for the 'Orange Army' that's rebuilt the rail line in Dawlish. PM reiterates the SW is #openforbusiness


PM also thanks the residents of Dawlish for all they've done to help since the storm hit 2 months ago.


Prime Minister confirms he'll take his holiday in the Westcountry later this year. #openforbusiness


Prime Minister at Dawlish reopening ceremony

David Cameron is in Dawlish this morning to see the newly reopened rail line through Dawlish. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Prime Minister is in Dawlish this morning to see the completed repairs to the main rail line.

David Cameron says Britain and the World needs to hear that the South West is open for business, trade and tourism.

The Prime Minister listens to the Mayor of Dawlish. Credit: ITV News West Country
David Cameron with some of the 'orange army' Credit: ITV News West Country


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