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.
Dawlish Leisure Centre's new health and fitness suite Gym & Tonic is open and ready to be used by gym-goers and fitness fanatics.
Gym & Tonic has a range of equipment including free weights, treadmills, cross trainers, rowers, adjustable benches, a lat pull-down machine, weighted bars, medicine balls, dumbbells and floor space for small exercise classes.
Traders, businesses and community organisations who want to make the most of social media are invited to the Teignmouth and Dawlish Social Media Cafe on Monday 11 November being held at Ugly Duckling Cafe, 2 The Lawn, Dawlish from 5pm until 7pm.
The Social Media Cafe is the brainchild of Mandy Pearse, Director of local firm Seashell Communications and Emma Kay, Teignmouth and Dawlish Town Centre Development Manager. It provides a free drop-in event where people can pick up tips and hints on using social media, ask questions, meet other like-minded people over a cup of coffee.
Guidng Light is 'Not for profit' supporting local charities.
Our Spiritual evenings are held at 'The Hedley Way Centre'. Follow the brook from the town to the main car park near the rear of the Hospital. We are just over the bridge in the Manor Gardens on the corner of Brook Street.