Main rail line through Dawlish reopens

The main rail line through Dawlish has reopened. It's been closed since February after the sea wall and track foundations were washed away in the storms.

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Planning a railway alternative for the south west

The dangers of running a track so close to the coast at Dawlish have always been recognised - even before the rail link was built. But what are the alternatives?

Network Rail says it is now actively researching a long term solution and could take the line the line further inland. John Andrews reports

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