If i was Network Rail i would let the moaners have there way build a direct line from Exeter to Newton Abbot and close the seaward line i bet you any money they would soon change there minds.
It's only 103 miles away is it one from here ???
Is this not old news i remember this article over a year ago.
As they say one born every minute and the reporting is incorrect it's Dawlish not Dawlish Warren.
So wondering what is your proposed route for Dawlish Parkway and the cost, taking into consideration high speed trains need gradient's of less than 4% and freight trains below 1.5%. My second question is when this new line is built who will maintain the sea wall that protects Dawlish TDC or DCC taking into consideration that it takes DCC three months to fill a pot hole and TDC tell us they are ...
Do we want to protect the railway and Dawlish or not, sea levels are rising storms are getting worse i for one welcome it. Will it affect tourism i wouldn't think so for one moment but if the line was closed for months that might.
Well if Labour win the next election there wont be a problem as Corbyn has promised a new inland electrified line bypassing Dawlish my question is DO PIGS FLY???
Maybe the conversation went something like " The cost for that section could be £61 million to £80 million depending on weather etc,etc."
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.
If you are unemployed drawing benefit and fit to work there shouldn't be a choice. I was talking to a 20 year old yesterday and asked what she was doing her answer "nothing i cant find a job with decent money and i am not working for min wage". My question is how do they get away with being out of work for 3 years, is it the system that allows it or are there expectations to high.