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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Plymouth leader asks Cameron for faster rail link

Workmen assess a huge hole exposing ground services and exposed railway track after the sea wall collapsed in Dawlish. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has again put pressure on the government to improve the South West's rail links.

It comes after Devon and Cornwall were cut off after the tracks were damaged by storms at Dawlish.

Mr Evans has written to the Prime Minister asking for a new faster line for the region.

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