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Dawlish Train Track Washed Away
As an island nation Britain expects to be
bashed by storms during the winter months. However
this year due to exceptional meteorological circumstances, the south
coast in particular suffered a conveyor belt of bad news from early
December to mid February. The culmination of weeks of rain
and wind saw a section of track at Dawlish in Devon washed away,
resulting in colossal disruption to the only train route to the South
West of England. Although several operators have services
that run through Dawlish, First were the ones to organise the rail
replacement activities. The scale of the task was compounded
by flooding near Bridgwater which also required alternative provision.
It was expected that the track would be repaired in six weeks during
which time passengers had to endure an intricate network of substitute
Exeter St Davids
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