His visit was just a load of PR nonsense, we knew about these proposals a week ago. Failing Grayling thinks that raising the sea wall a little along Marine Parade will make the Voyager trains immune from stalling, that won't work at all. The obvious solution is to transfer the retired GWR HSTs to Crosscountry, they are 100% relaible in stormy weather, it's not bloody rocket science. And did ...
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was in Dawlish today (Friday) to announce £80million of government funding to build a new sea wall to protect the vulnerable railway line. Read more... http://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=117103&headline=Transport Secretary Grayling checks out Dawlish sea ...
If people want to do these crazy things let the carry on, it,s their choice.
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As a Dawlish resident, who knows several other Dawlish residents who regularly use the railway, enjoying the beautiful journey and caring passionately about its future remaining in its present location as much as possible, I am rather confused (or perhaps bemused) by the above post, but definitely will not lose any sleep, or use up any further energy over it!!
I've always thought the town has no interest in the railway just want it to protect the town..maybe Netwerk Rail should build a 12 ft wall all along the track or make it a tunnel all along the seafront....that would protect the town but no sea views.
The cost of building a new line at todays prices 8.1 million per km then take into consideration the terrain the cost would go through the roof. Then we would have a sea wall with little or no maintenance putting the town and cliffs at risk of flooding and erosion.
They should build the line the other side of town ..Dawlish Parkway avoid the sea ..it will always win!
Eric Carter's career started as a reporter for the Bideford Gazette, before he was enlisted in the Devonshire Regiment when the Second World War broke out. Eric return to Devon in 1972 when he decided to run his own newspaper - the Dawlish Gazette. It was friend Jimmy Hall, who took over the Sidmouth Herald, that made Eric want to run a newspaper of his own, where wife Betty helped, along ...
Mum Jan Parkin, 55, an employee of accountancy firm Francis Clark, was reportedly found unresponsive on the floor of her Kestrel Way home by husband Barry. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/heartfelt-tributes-dawlish-mum-after-2517827