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Dawlish railway repairs completed more than a year after the storm

The line at Dawlish was damaged by storms last year. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Work to shore up the mainline railway at Dawlish has been completed - 18 months after devastating storms wiped out part of the line.

The final bit of reconstruction means that the full length of the walkway from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth can be used in both low and high tides.

It will be officially reopened on Friday.

The works have been dogged by criticism relating to delays and funding.


Person hit by train at Dawlish Warren: statement from Network Rail

The driver of the 14.25pm Plymouth to Edinburgh service has reported striking a person who jumped off the station platform at Dawlish Warren. At this stage, it is not yet a confirmed fatality.

All services are on stop and the line has been closed. Trains are being turned around at Exeter St Davids and at Newton Abbot. Ambulance services are en route to the incident.

British Transport Police has declared the incident as ‘non-suspicious’.