One person injured after strong waves smash train window at Dawlish

One person has been injured and travel disrupted after waves smashed the glass of a train window while on the main rail line through Devon.

It happened on a Great Western Railway train at Dawlish on Thursday 16 January, causing major delays.

GWR confirmed the 10:57 service from Exmouth to Paignton was damaged by sea debris near Dawlish and no passengers required medical treatment.

A spokesperson said: "The windows were smashed before the train reached Dawlish - passengers were immediately moved to other carriages - and the service carried on to Paignton."

While nobody needed medical treatment according to the rail service, a British Transport Police spokesperson said "one person with very minor injuries was checked out at the scene".

They said: "We understand the damage caused was a couple of smashed windows. It happened on Station Road close to the station. The line has since been reopened."

Dozens of people were forced to abandon trains at Newton Abbot and board rail replacement buses to complete their journeys.

On Twitter, Gill Garratt said she was on a train that had to be abandoned at Newton Abbot.

National Rail's latest update is that trains between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot may be cancelled, delayed or revised.