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WATCH: Why Cornwall's rail link to London was shut... AGAIN!

WATCH: Why Cornwall's rail link to London was shut... AGAIN!

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:02am 10th November 2018. (Updated at 9:17am 10th November 2018)

This is how stormy weather ended up shutting a stretch of Cornwall's rail link to London, for the THIRD time in a week.

Trains were cancelled on Friday night, after gales drove huge waves over the sea wall at Dawlish.

The line has reopened but travellers are being warned to expect more disruption on Saturday morning.

On Friday evening, Great Western Railway said the line between Exeter and Newton Abbot was closed for passenger safety.

One officer from British Transport Police described conditions as "probably as bad as I've seen it".

"Until sea levels fall and the railway line can be inspected, Network Rail has closed the line between Newton Abbot and Exeter, which means GWR is unable to operate services for the remainder of tonight.

"Services are expected to continue to be disrupted until midday on Saturday 10th November".

Great Western Railway

How will this affect my journey on Saturday?

This is what Great Western Railway says...

Those with tickets to travel on Friday 9th November will be able to use their tickets to travel on Saturday 10th November, and customers who choose not to travel will be entitled to a refund.

GWR tickets will also be valid on a host of other transport providers, including many local buses.

"The railway line between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids has reopened this morning but railway services continue to be disrupted.

"With displaced trains and train crew following last night's high tide, disruption is expected to continue until late morning.

"Customer should check their journey before travelling for the very latest advice".

Great Western Railway

It has sparked a flurry of angry posts on social media, calling for more action to shore-up Dawlish or build a new line altogether.

What do you think needs to be done to improve the line at Dawlish? Tell us your thoughts at the link below.

You can plan your journey here or watch the last train to make it through before Friday's closure being hit by huge waves...

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