Fire crews create artificial landslide at Dawlish

Fire crews have been called in to create an artificial landslide near Dawlish. The coast there is unstable after the storms, and dangerous for rail workers. Network Rail says the main between Dawlish and Teignmouth line will re-open on 4 April.

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Dawlish rail line will re-open on 4th April

Dawlish line will re-open on 4th April Credit: ITV News West Country

Network Rail have announced the the Great Western main line through Dawlish will re-open on Friday 4th April. The line has been closed for repairs following last months storms.

They say that innovative approaches to sea defence and round-the-clock working by a team of more than 300 engineers have already seen huge amounts of rebuilding work completed along the damaged seafront.

The main 100m breach has been repaired with nearly 5,000 tonnes of concrete and 150 tonnes of steel, and a new 200m track is ready-built for installation.

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