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."
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.
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.
There needs to be a line that avoids the sea ...its obvious! .. C5 seems the best plan and less expensive..
All the fuse recently about global warming .....you cant beat the sea, or can you?.