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Main rail line through Dawlish reopens

The main rail line through Dawlish has reopened. It's been closed since February after the sea wall and track foundations were washed away in the storms.

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Rail-line damaged after seawall collapses at Dawlish

Rail services across the South West have been badly disrupted.

In Dawlish, a section of seawall under the coastal railway line collapsed, and ballast was washed away from rail-lines.

First Great Western said all lines between Exeter St Davids and Penzance had been closed but was hopeful services would resume this morning.

Damage to the tracks. There's a big hole behind the rail line and it looks like the front of one house has been undermined. Credit: ITV News West Country
Network Rail engineers to assess the damage at Dawlish Credit: ITV News West Country
Dawlish's railway station gets a soaking. Credit: ITV News West Country
Waves crash against the tracks. Credit: ITV News West Country
The damaged tracks. Credit: Wayne Fordham

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