Cross-Country trains through Devon were disrupted again this afternoon as high seas battered the railway line at Dawlish. Winds were forecast to pick up during Wednesday afternoon with a band of rain coming with them.
NUTCASE OR WHAT??????????????
And as climate change takes hold it can only get worse.
If only there were trains available that could cope with a splash of water...
A square meter of sea water weighs 1 ton now consider a 3 metre wave aproaching the coast at 30 miles per hour and picking up rock and shingle as it breaks a little more than a splash of water its a killing machine.
@leatash - a 3 metre wave describes the height of the wave not is volume.
As to the sea hitting the trains. Why not build a high rock wall (rock armour) some distance from the line, running parallel to it.
This would stop the waves from hitting with any force, so allowing the poorly designed trains to navigate the Dawlish track during bad weather.
A similar idea to the work that was carried out at Happisburgh beach.
Leatash, as you well know, it’s only the pathetic Crosscountry trains that get cancelled when there’s a high tide!
I know nothing about trains the last time i was on a train or a bus was in the 60s.
I had reason to go to Newcastle last week and did consider the train but at £191 return and a 13 hour journey each way with 4 changes i decided to drive i was there and back in 14 hours 22 mins.