Network Rail has torn up its six-week plan to repair the Devon and Cornwall mainline – and is now eyeing a mid-April completion.
Track bosses have torn up their six-week plan to repair the Devon and Cornwall mainline – and is now eyeing a mid-April completion.
Following the latest bout of severe storms at the weekend, Network Rail has now said the section of the track will be closed for Easter – another blow for the region's tourism industry.
Patrick Hallgate, route managing director of Network Rail Western, said: "We are all conscious of the importance of this railway to the South West, its economy and the people of Dawlish.
"They have been tremendous in supporting our team and understanding of the challenges we face. We are confident that we will have the railway back by mid-April and if we can we will beat that date."