Network Rail is not a commercial business, it has no shareholders and does not pay dividends, it is a state-run organisation, hence the shambles of the sea wall.
@Lynne ....may be so, but when it comes to a private business running one of Britains NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES and being bailed out countless times it should not be the way its run. All national infrastructures need to be re nationalised.
I thought profits and share dividends are what drives business when deciding what business does or does not do. Does what is best for communities necessarily come into the equation?
sorry just doesnt cut it. Dawlish has had to suffer enough from decades of ineffective maintenance of the sea wall. The wall has endured over a hundred years of the sea but was maintained. The only reason we are having all this work done is because of lack of proper maintenance and trains that cannot endure a bit of sea water. COMPENSATION IS OWED TO DAWLISH FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS OF WORK THAT ...
“We know this is not acceptable, particularly as it’s the first weekend in the school holidays." The plan had been to get the promenade open on Friday, July 24 but the final stages of concreting have not been complete in time. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/network-rail-sorry-not-reopening-4355915
What else should we expect? Would it be British exceptionalism at work again?
The British public just love to break the rules i noticed motorhome owners emptying there elsans in Sandy Lane toilets 4 weeks before camp sites opened and running a hose to fill there tanks with fresh water folk just love to bend the rules as far as they can.
Serves them right! Can't they read....... no cycling along the sea wall?
Cycling along the sea wall and fell off?
Rail services through south Devon were affected by delays because of an emergency services incident this afternoon. Traffic monitoring service Inrix reports that the incident is taking place at Dawlish Warren. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/emergency-service-incident-dawlish-warren-4349397