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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Workers time-lapse video of Dawlish

A time-lapse video showing the work being carried out to repair the line at Dawlish has been released by Network Rail.

A section of the track was washed away last month after severe storms. But engineers have been been working round the clock and are now ahead of schedule.

The line is expected to reopen on the 4th April, almost two weeks earlier than expected. It's thought the damage has cost the region's economy as much as £20 million a day.

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