Ahh, poor didums being stuck on a train. As for being 'blacked out' to save battery power, it must have broken down at approx 1215 hrs, and at that time, there was plenty of daylight although cloudy and raining, so someone is looking for excess compensation and wanting some publicity, which they have got. Oh, I got wet when I got out of my car and walked 10 metres from the car park to ...
It sounds like the new GWR trains are just as shite as Crosscountry in stormy weather, two of them broke down in the Dawlish area today. It was never like this with the HSTs.
One passenger claims he was stuck on the unmoving train for over two hours One man claims he was told the train had broken down "following sea water entering the engine at Dawlish" and was stuck on the train for over two hours. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/passengers-stranded-blacked-out-train-3662391
Wednesday saw heavy rain and strong winds for many, which caused trees to fall on roads, flooding, and trains cancelled in Dawlish. Now, the Environment Agency has placed several flood alerts across the two counties. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/flood-warnings-issued-devon-cornwall-3659447
Is it not possible to reinstate the gabions? Why were they legally required to remove them when they had worked in the past? It doesn’t seem to make sense.
It doesn't bode well for the sea wall defence scheme.
In 2017, the EA replaced the hard rock defences with giant tubes filled with sand, known as a Geotube The EA has now installed temporary measures to protect the 460m (1,509ft) Geotube Warren Golf Club manager John Langmead said he wished the original defences had been left in. Martin Davies, from the agency, said: "There weren't mistakes, the design was based on predictions which ...
When will someone say enough is enough and force CC to use their HST fleet on this line as these are not affected by the waves?
National Rail said: "A severe weather warning is in place at the Dawlish Sea Wall today. Consequently, from 08:30 until the end of the day, CrossCountry trains to and from Paignton / Penzance may be revised to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads or Exeter St Davids. Read more... https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/trains-devon-cornwall-cancelled-due-3655390
Should have served 2 years, peice of dog poop