Local MP welcomes Dawlish rail repairs

Local MP Anne Marie Morris,who's Newton Abbot constituency covers Dawlish, has welcomed the news that the rail line will re-open on 4th April almost two weeks earlier than originally forecast.

It's thought the damage has been costing the region's economy £20 million a day. However Network Rail engineers have been working round the clock to build a new seawall out of shipping containers and the revised opening date means the line will be open for the start of the school holidays.

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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.