Trains cancelled because of high tides at Dawlish

Some trains between Exeter and Plymouth have been cancelled because of high tides at Dawlish.

CrossCountry services are being reduced this morning due to ‘forecast high tides along the Dawlish seawall.’

The disruption is expected between 7.30am and 10.30am, affecting the route between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Derby / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.

National Rail say passengers can use Great Western Railway services between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

Winds of up to 30mph have been forecast by The Met Office throughout the morning.

Elsewhere, Anne Marie Morris, the Conservative MP for Newton Abbot, has revealed that the government will publish plans for major improvements for the seawall next summer.

In her latest column, she said: “Throughout the year, the Department for Transport have been carrying out detailed ground investigation to understand what is happening to the cliffs and coastline in areas around Dawlish and Teignmouth.

“This work will feed into longer-term projects to make the railway more resilient to the extreme weather. These options were discussed with the local community and other stakeholders in October, to gather opinions on the proposals.

“The Government have announced that plans for major improvements for the seawall at Dawlish will be published next summer.”

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