Five Alternative routes to Dawlish

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:16am

 Network Rail has said they will consider five alternative routes as a long term response to the destroyed line at Dawlish.

Dawlish Line could re-open early

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:18am

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."

Red Arrows confirmed for Dawlish Air Show

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:31am

The organisers of Dawlish Air Show have confirmed that the Red Arrows will be appearing at this year’s show.

The Red Arrows, who celebrate their 50th season this year, are the first display team to be announced in what is promising to be another spectacular event.

Last year around 100,000 people basked in the glorious Devon sunshine and enjoyed a varied and thrilling day of flying which featured a Eurofighter Typhoon, Vulcan and Pitts Special.

Stagecoach discount buses affected by Dawlish closure

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:59pm

Stagecoach Bus confirmed today a package of measures to help communities affected by the closure of the storm-damaged railway line at Dawlish in Devon.

Around 80m of sea wall was destroyed by high tides and storms last week, causing a significant stretch of railway to collapse into the sea.

Work is underway to repair the sea-wall, but Network Rail estimates that the damage means the line between Exeter St David’s and Newton Abbot will not re-open until mid-March at the earliest.

Dawlish alternative route choice revealed

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Mon, 02/10/2014 - 11:33am

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.

PM calls for: 'a proper alternative service and solution' to destroyed Dawlish rail line

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:48am

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.

'Major incident' declared in Dawlish as storms batter Devon

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:17am

A major incident has been declared in Dawlish after part of the railway line was left suspended in mid air as storms battered Devon.

Twenty people were evacuated from their homes in the town, meanwhile two people were rescued from a vehicle which was trapped in floodwater about 9.20 last night.

Police have asked that people wanting to see the scene at Dawlish stay away  to "allow responders to do everything possible to help local residents."

Devon and Cornwall Police took 400 999 calls last night and over 100 trees were brought down in the wild weather.

Landlord fined £4,000 for safety issues

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:23pm

A landlord in Dawlish has been fined £4,000 for renting out an unsafe property.

Curtis Betteridge was prosecuted by Teignbridge District Council after ignoring warnings to make a flat on Iddesleigh terrace meet fire and safety regulations.

It is the first time Teignbridge has taken court action against a landlord.

The case was heard before South Devon Magistrates, sitting in Torquay, on Tuesday December 2. Mr Betteridge and the case has tried in his absence. 

Teignbridge Sports Personality Awards 2013

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:13am

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.

Dawlish Strand opening celebrations

Authored by Caitlin Clark
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:00am

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.