A ceremony is being held at midday to mark the end of refurbishment work around the rail line at Dawlish.
It includes the official opening of the walkway next to the track. The footpath and part of the railway were washed away by storms early last year.
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.
An elderly woman was found face down in the sea at Dawlish Warren this afternoon. She was dragged ashore by holidaymakers before the RNLI and Air Ambulance assisted. The woman was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
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’.
The Government is to levy 5% VAT on new static caravans, rather than the 20% announced in the budget. Patrick Chenery, who owns a holiday park in Dawlish Warren says that the climbdown may have saved his livelihood.