Work on to re-open the railway line could be completed earlier than expected, according to Network Rail.
The work to repair the area of track destroyed during the recent heavy storms was initially expected to be completed by mid-March but was pushed back to mid-April after further storm damage frustrated repairs.
However the Rail Minister, Steve Hammond, said the rail company had given a “commitment” that “if they can beat that target they will.”
He continued: "Network Rail had a good weekend last weekend and they have had some 20-hour days."
Network Rail has revealed its choice for an alternative railway line to the heavily damaged Dawlish line today.
The plans come as the rail authority had consider an alternative to the current coastal line after the recent storms destroyed an 80m section of track near Dawlish.
The potential route from Okehampton to Plymouth via Tavistock through areas of Dartmoor National Park has already come under criticism from some transport campaigners as it bypasses large areas of South Devon.
The Prime Minster, David Cameron has said he is determined to give the public “a proper alternative service and solution” to the destroyed train line in Dawlish.
The train line which was destroyed when Tuesday night’s storm breached the Dawlish Seawall is not expected to be functionally repaired until at least the 18th March despite full scale repair works.
Many of the services between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot are running limited replacement bus services until this date. However rail operators have said that the service is dependent on local road conditions.
The trophies are gleaming, table plans are finished and the countdown has begun to this year’s Teignbridge Sports Personality Awards.
The awards, which celebrate local athletes, coaches, clubs and volunteers, takes place this Friday 29 November at Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish. The glittering awards ceremony is a highlight in the Teignbridge sporting calendar.
The 2013 awards are sponsored by Newton Abbot Races Ltd, the Mid Devon Advertiser, Palm FM and Stage Engage.
An official opening of Dawlish Strand will be held on Friday 6 December to coincide with the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.
The £1.5 million regeneration scheme, which is a joint initiative between Devon County, Teignbridge District and Dawlish Town Councils, has rejuvenated the Strand area since it was completed in the summer and it has been welcomed by traders.