Horrified train passengers get soaked by huge wave at Dawlish

Horrified train passengers get soaked by huge wave at Dawlish

Dawlish station received a shock when they were soaked by a huge wave.

The fragile stretch of train line between Exeter and Plymouth bore the brunt of this week's weather with disruption during Thursday and Friday.

Travelers leaving the train at Dawlish railway station on Thursday evening were lashed by a huge wave as they stepped onto the platform.

A gasp can be heard from a group of trainers as they left the warmth of the carriage as the video above and below shows.

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Jessie Woodbridge, who took the video, tweeted: "Train stopped at Dawlish and waves coming in the door as passengers exit!

"Can we have a new southwest rail line now please?"

The much-maligned train line was then left underwater again on Friday as a combination of high tide and heavy chaos.

All trains between Exeter St Davids and Cornwall are back and running on Saturday mornings, with work in progress on the Waterloo line between Exeter and Yeovil.

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But on Friday night on the Dawlish line was canceled after the tracks became submerged in sea water.

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Police were on the scene in Dawlish last night and one officer described the conditions to be as bad as he had seen them.

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British Transport Police tweeted a video of Dawlish station two hours before high tide, which happened at around 7pm on Friday.

It was wind and rain swirling through the station. He wrote: "Just under 2 hours until high tide. Probably as bad as I've seen it. It's going to be a rough evening."

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