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A raft of changes to Stagecoach’s bus network across Devon are planned in a bid to make the service more reliable. Among the proposed changes as part of the route consultation plan, it could see bus services from Bude to Exeter terminate in Okehampton, the Route X38 from Exeter to Plymouth terminate at Ivybridge, buses serving Exeter Racecourse on race days, and the reintroduction of a summer ...

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has expressed his concern to the Government after a report that a new express train was disabled by sea water at Dawlish. In a letter to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, he wrote: “[O]ne of GWR’s new Hitachi high speed trains was, as I understand it, completely disabled when its engines were splashed by sea water. This led to more serious disruption to the South ...

All that's needed now is the jam and cream.

The Old Vicarage, which casts a shadow over homes in Weech Road and Vicarage Gardens, has been gradually falling into a greater state of disrepair. The only benefactor from the sorry situation appears to be a wannabe Banksy, after impressive artworks popped-up on some of the walls. Read more... ...

The EA reports: “Dawlish Warren is a small holiday resort where many holiday and mobile homes are located on low lying ground beside the Exe Estuary and bisected by the Shutterton Brook. A mainline railway embankment protects the site from routine tidal flooding but many properties are at risk should the embankment fail or be overtopped in extreme conditions. Read more... ...

Proposals for the section between Holcombe and Teignmouth in Devon are aimed at preventing the line being blocked by falling rocks from cliffs. People had been concerned the move might mean the loss of Holcombe beach. Part of the line at Dawlish, which runs along a stretch of beach, was washed away in fierce storms in 2014, leaving much of Devon and Cornwall without a railway connection to ...

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Everything you need to know about the Dawlish train line's past - and its future The sight of trains chugging along the sea wall has been a common one in Dawlish since the line opened in 1846. It is also a crucial link for train services from Devon into and out of Cornwall. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/everything-you-need-know-dawlish-3746186

16 Jan 2020

Why a 'Dawlish avoiding' train line in the South West won't happen The injury to a passenger after a wave smashed the windows of a train travelling past Dawlish has once again re-opened the debate about whether there needs to be a rail line that avoids the sea. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dawlish-avoiding-train-line-south-3746866

16 Jan 2020

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. 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." Read more... ...