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Complaints about the noise, lack of Covid-19 distancing and the effects on wildlife have been made Locals and holidaymakers were angry as the noise from the event at the Eastdon Plantation countryside park carried on throughout the night despite police attending and speaking to organisers. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/anger-huge-illegal-rave-continues-4364866

@Leatash, got my keyboard back so can do a full reply! I pointed out to NR in the first consultation  that in 2014 the line was breached and they needed to work 24/7 to get it up and  running, which we all understood. But, that is not the case in building the Dawlish Berlin Wall! The line is open and so there is no need for night working. I asked why they needed to work through the night and ...

25 Jul 2020

So why have we have we had to put up with 24 hour working? My point is if the line could be reinstated in only two months why has it taken over a year to do this work? The answer, too many workers spend too much time on their phone! anyone else Got problems with their keyboard on this site? mamu workers spwms

leatash
leatash
25 Jul 2020

But at the end of the day we will in the near future be glad that it has been done , and there is no comparison with the 2014 works and what is going on now. In 2014 the only main line into the West Country was put out of action and it was critical to restore the link fast, today there is no panick trains are running the line is intact. The works are to future proof the line against rising sea ...

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
25 Jul 2020

Thanks Lynne, your post sums it up perfectly! They got the line up and running in two months in 2014 but have taken 12 months to date and have not finished! For months I have witnessed day after day the inactivity of large numbers of workers who are being paid to work!! I have told Network Rail that I am going to formally request, through our useless MP, a Parliamentary inquiry into the costs of ...

25 Jul 2020

And believe me Leatash, that sums up the work on the wall perfectly!

leatash
leatash
25 Jul 2020

I dont understand what all the fuss is about if you go to any large building project there are always folk standing about on there phones or just chatting that's how it is,  the culture we live in is get as much as you can for as little as you can.

Lynne
Lynne
25 Jul 2020

I've just received, privately, the message below. As I couldn't for the life of me think why it should not be posted, publicly, on here, I've done it instead. Here is the text: "Most of us knew that this would happen. There have been many times I have walked down to the bridge and watched them working with 15 men just standing around of their phones. They worked a lot faster to repair the ...

24 Jul 2020

Network Rail may not be a commercial business but wasn't it the case that Rail Track, its precursor, was? And from what I remember RailTrack wasn't a glowing example of the benefits of privatisation. In fact it was such a shambles that it was taken back in house as it were and became part of Network Rail. "Railtrack was a group of companies that owned the track , signalling , ...

She will steam down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line through tunnels and cuttings of red rock, beside beaches and coves. The Royal Scot will be passing the famous sea wall at Dawlish which was due to reopen this weekend. Read more... ...

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