Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has reassured West Country businesses and travellers that the Government IS on the case to make the Dawlish rail line secure for the future.
The British politician is the master of procrastination when it does not effect them directly.
You only have to walk along the beaches of Teignmouth and Dawlish to see how little, if any, maintenance is done to the ACTUAL sea wall.
The first trains to run along this sea wall date back to around 1847. A 171 years of use and in that time this railway line has seen how much regular maintenance and upgrading...not a lot. What about the rest of U.K. has that had as little upgrading and maintenance?
All that will happen down here, if it happens, over the next few years will be a line being counstructed to divert the trains from Dawlish Warren, Dawlish in land. Then watch as the sea wall at Dawlish falls into the sea.
The politicians know how to spend ten's of billions of your hard earned taxes on railway infrastructue, but that is not destined for Devon in the forseeable future if ever.