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Cornwall’s only main train line is being closed again at Dawlish

The major rail line linking the rest of the UK to Cornwall has been closed over bad weather conditions. The first closure happened on Monday over extreme weather conditions.

The line has again been closed as fears over the possibility of another storm in Cornwall mounts.

Train services at Great Western Railway and CrossCountry were suspended at Dawlish because of strong winds and high tides.

The closure followed a weather forecast which issued a storm warning to Cornwall.

 

Officials at the Network Rail said the line will be shut between the hours of 4.30pm and 9.30pm due to forecasted bad weather.

Information from forecasters indicates the worst of the weather will hit Cornwall later on Friday November 9, with the yellow alert expected to run between 1 pm and midnight.

the decision to shut down the rail line is coming days after Network Rail said it will continue to monitor the weather forecast over fears more disruption at Dawlish could happen this week.

Officials have advised the whole Duchy to expect unprecedented waves on the coasts and the risk of possible flooding.

 

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