Dawlish on track for 17th April

Network Rail will tell rail operators that they can soon sell tickets for journeys through Dawlish from the 17th of April onwards.

It comes after yesterday's announcement that Network Rail is aiming to reopen the track ahead of schedule.

On ITV West Country Tonight we'll be showing you behind the scenes at Dawlish, at what's being described as Ground Zero.

Work is underway at Dawlish to repair the damaged track. Credit: ITV News West Country

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