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Induced Landslide operation planned at rail track in Dawlish

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Induced Landslide operation planned at rail track in Dawlish

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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
14 Mar 2014 21:08

SPECIALIST fire crews are in Dawlish preparing to induce a landslide where workmen are repairing the rail network.

High volume water pumps and specialist operations crews from across the region are working with Network Rail on Exeter Road.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said crews began assembling at 2.30pm on Friday.

The plan is to pump sea water at a high volume up the cliff and let it pour down again into area where the ground has become a hazard to workmen.

About 35,000 tonnes of soil is at risk of slipping.

The operation could last several days.

Source: Herald Express.


 
Lynne
Lynne
14 Mar 2014 21:30

Yeah - I heard something along those lines from someone I know who is part of the 'orange army'. Wonder if it will delay the reopening of the line?  

Taylorjack913
Taylorjack913
15 Mar 2014 15:32

when is this happening ill watch it on the new webcam

roberta
roberta
15 Mar 2014 19:42

its not in the area of the webcam taylorjack

Taylorjack913
Taylorjack913
15 Mar 2014 20:19

oh where about is it then

roberta
roberta
16 Mar 2014 05:09

along by Smugglers and Holcombe

neilh
neilh
16 Mar 2014 21:40

Not sure because no-one's allowed onto the sea-wall but I think the work is at the site of the landslip 15 months ago - maybe they think the cliff is still not stable even with the steel rods which have been inserted, or maybe it's adjacent to the area they've netted

Clive
Clive
17 Mar 2014 09:25

Also, taking good advantage of a 'free track possession' rather than an unnecessary one after opening.

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leatash
leatash
17 Mar 2014 22:17

The fire engines and pumps are just before Woodland Avenue.

roberta
roberta
18 Mar 2014 19:23

Its at Sprey Point, there a pic on Eyes of Dawlish

neilh
neilh
19 Mar 2014 09:01

Landslip Teignmouth

Clive
Clive
19 Mar 2014 09:12

Well that's certainly 'painted the roses red' laugh

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roberta
roberta
19 Mar 2014 16:23

BBC Spotlight have got video footage of it at 6.30 tonight

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