The Dawlish railway line is considered as a significant link between London and the far south-west of England. The route managing director of Network Rail Western, Patrick Hallgate, said that its engineers would be "working night and day" to complete the work.
Managing director of the First Great Western train company, Mark Hopwood, said that it will run trains between Exeter and London and between Newton Abbot and Penzance joined by bus services. He also added that this will permit them to repair the train services that link London and Exeter with Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall.
Network Rail is putting efforts by working round the clock to open the line so that the services can be resumed at the earliest. Till the reopening of the lines, the train services are running between Exeter and London and between Newton Abbot and Penzance. Besides, bus services are linking these stops for the convenience of the passengers.