A new generation of ‘Dawlish proof’ trains is set to be rolled out along the route with the promise they will be able to withstand the worst the south west can throw at them.
Tthe new Class 802 Intercity Express Trains, which will run from London Paddington to Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance from next year, have been designed with a raised platform on which the resistors sit, allowing water to run off the roof and away from the equipment.
Proof of the pudding! time will tell.
Gallons of water used in testing, scarey!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will be stopping at Dawlish?