Thank you I see. Let's hope it doesn't happen all over again.
What Plymouth has to do with Dawlish is ...it has to hope the line wont fall in the sea again for trains to get there!!! How did Plymouth get a 'full train' service when trains from Exeter could not get there?
Tavistock is planned to link with Bere Regis and Plymouth so why not bring back Okehampton too. Easy then by rail to Tavistock and to North Corneall. Two different choices to Plymouth has to be sense. As you say higher the wall would solve it ..if it was, then all would moan because you cant see the sea now ..there's no pleasing Dawlish you know!
I think South West Trains should take the line, I have lost count of the times FGW staff have not collected fares, like when 50 plus standing...two carriages at 5pm this Tuesday. the revenue collected is nothing like what it should be..that has to be part the reason why they think at HQ more carriages are not needed.. There could always be Dawlish Parkway!
It is reasonable for anyone in Plymouth and beyond to want a reliable rail service of some sort, why cant the Dawlish line remain and have an alternative in place if it all happens again..which if sea levels are getting higher surely it will, not rocket science is it...
What plan is in place if the line is forced to close again this winter?
Yeah were waiting for Government to decide...theyve probably forgot Dawlish by now.
National Rail clearly need to get on with an inland line. The sea will always be all powerful.
You know I heard the line they are wanting to build from London to the north will cut time by 18 minutes .but.will also require larger station exits to cope and that an extra 20 minutes should be allowed to access and exit the station. So no gain at all. Dunno what people want to do with these odd minutes they save. I see Okehampton are stepping up the call with DCC for a weekday service into ...
Well it would be great if there is a reliable line in place. Interesting that nobody commented on this ..guess little interest on railways. Seems every chance Scotland will say yes ..so that will save the treasury loads of money...so who knows we could all benefit down here in many ways. I think Scotland will be mad to say yes but hey ho guess they know best.