Stormswept Dawlish railway station sign
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Network Rail engineers on how they fixed the Dawlish railway line after the storms

4 April 2014 Last updated at 10:13 BST

One of the most enduring symbols of the impact of the February floods was the Dawlish railway line, which was left hanging in mid-air after the sea wall collapsed and the foundations were washed away by the storms.

As part of their BBC News School Report News Day, School Reporters from Dawlish Community College interviewed Network Rail engineers who moved to the town while they restored the link to the rest of the UK and speak to a graduate engineer about his fast track to success.