Access to Dawlish Warren for emergency vehicles is now a reality.
A fire engine has now been driven over a railway line works crossing point for the first time.
The access comes as a result of talks between Teignbridge MP Richard Younger-Ross, Network Rail, Teignbridge Council, fire and ambulance services on how vehicles could reach the Warren.
It followed concerns raised over the years about the lack of access by emergency vehicles.
It means Dawlish Warren can be reached by emergency services in cases where people need urgent medical attention or there is a fire incident.
Current access to Dawlish Warren is through a tunnel which is too low to be used by ambulances and fire engines.
The works crossing was identified as a possible access point after lengthy negotiations with Network Rail.
Mr Younger-Ross said: "It has taken many years to get to this point and I am very pleased all the obstacles have now been overcome.
"There is no doubting the fact the quicker emergency vehicles can get to the scene of an incident, the better the outcome.
"I have been concerned help for those who fall ill is hampered by the problems with access. This new access could save both lives and property."
Courtesy of the Herald Express
Why post an article without giving an opinion?
I was sharing news with fellow forum members, "Ann", that I thought might be of interest to them.
However I take on board what you are saying and will be vigilant in ensuring that all postings contain an opinion.
PS Welcome to Dawlish Live. Ahem.
PPS Opinions are like arseholes; everyone's got one.
People are always interest in news Joey.
Why not post the news on the news section of this website.
Good point ZIGGY.
I'll post news on there and if I have an opinion on it or think that others might have an opinion on it, only then shall I post it here as well.