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Dawlish News

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
09 Jun 2013 08:59

A £30MILLION-plus commitment to protecting the main seafront rail line into South Devon has been made by Network Rail.

Patrick Hallgate, western route managing director for Network Rail, revealed the commitment at a meeting of Torbay Business Forum when he gave details of the company's current plans for protecting and enhancing the region's rail network.

He pledged to protect the main route to the west via the main line through Dawlish — which he describes as one of the world's top 10 railway routes — and has confirmed the company is currently working with Devon's local authorities and other agencies to ensure there is no repetition of the problems caused by widespread flooding and landslides following last winter's heavy rainfall.

He disclosed there is currently a £31.5million programme designed to protect and enhance the existing route.

 

leatash
leatash
09 Jun 2013 13:39

HS2 will save 20 minutes on journeys to Birmingham at a cost of 17.4 billon they should scrap the idea and spend the money on what we already have and improve the system track rolling stock etc.

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wondering
wondering
09 Jun 2013 14:31

Gather the new departure area at the destination of HS2 will be so big that it will take 20 minutes to exit it...hmm now thats food for thought.

Better to spend the money on re opening some closed lines.  Work on Tavistock line is fue to start...if only they could link Okehampton there would be an alternative route if the cliffs fall or sea stops services.

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stephen15
stephen15
09 Jun 2013 15:18

@ Dawlish News. So the new transport secreatary visit to dawlish recently worked wonders then.About time.

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