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.
So National Rail faced with objections to wall improvements may well now have all they need to suggest the inland build to Government and Dawlish Parkway?
..shes so nasty.. nothing ever changes
Yes a safe route IS needed.. I am amazed there has been no postings saying the train is so missed (apart from Lynne). I honestly believe the only interest Dawlish has in the train service is that the track protects the town as posts prove and they just like to see the odd steam train go through as it looks good on photos..