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Dawlish News

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
11 Nov 2014 11:42

TRAINS are being cancelled and delayed on the Plymouth to Exeter railway line as "huge waves" crash over the repaired track at Dawlish.

 

Read more...http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-11-11/huge-waves-crash-over-dawlish-rail-track/

Lynne
Lynne
11 Nov 2014 13:22

Have to say I'm not surprised. I travelled by train from Dawlish to N.Abb the other week. It was a very high tide and whilst waiting for train I could see that the waves were lapping at the sea wall and spray was going over onto the track.

And the weather on that day was quite calm..............

b.o.liking
b.o.liking
11 Nov 2014 13:45

I thought they are considering opening up the inland  route to Plymouth and trust of our Prime Minister?

 

 

 

Lynne
Lynne
11 Nov 2014 14:42

Government has said it will make an announcement concerning the future of the rail network in the south west in its Autumn statement - which usually takes place beginning of December.

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
11 Nov 2014 15:53

It's a shame that the paper doesn't check the facts. No trains were cancelled this morning. Waves were not crashing into trains - spray was. This is the same as every winter - no need for scaremongering. 

1 Agree
Daverc
Daverc
11 Nov 2014 15:58

It was a colossal sight, though, water at least 50 feet high over the station as I drove through about 09:50.

Lynne
Lynne
11 Nov 2014 16:42

JC - are you saying that papers sometimes make things up?

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stephen15
stephen15
11 Nov 2014 16:44

Judith. One train was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, the rest because of train faults. Also you are spot on with your post. @Lynne, its Wednesday December 3rd.

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