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Seaton Tramway to reopen tomorrow after storm repairs

Parts of the track foundations were washed away. Credit: ITV News/Seth Conway

The Seaton Tramway will reopen tomorrow. It has been closed since being damaged by storms in February.

Work has now been completed to reinstall large sections of the track foundations which had been washed away.

The tramway attracts more than 90,000 visitors every year.


Thousands compete in the Grizzly in Seaton

Over 2,000 people will be competing in one of the toughest multi-terrain challenges in the world today. The Grizzly is in it's 27th year and starts at Seaton Esplanade.

The course is 20 miles of tough running, around and through the Jurassic coast countryside with lots of hills, bogs and a stretch of pebble beach to get through.

The course runs from Seaton to Beer with musicians playing at several locations around the course.

The race is part of the Grizfest which sees events like baking competitions and talks on the Jurassic coast taking part.

Seaton Tramway closes after storm damage

by Seth Conway

The bad weather has hit our tourism industry too. This week Network Rail announced repairs to the Dawlish line won't be finished until mid April.

And other areas have also been struggling, including Seaton, where the the town's famous tramway has been forced out of action because of storm damage.

Today an operation took place to get the attraction back on track.


Seaton housing plans thrown out again

Controversial plans for a housing estate in East Devon have been rejected for a second time after huge public opposition.

Developers want to build 170 homes on a green field site on the edge of Seaton which would see it connect to the village of Colyford.

The initial plans were rejected in June.

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