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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
10 Dec 2014 20:15

FOUR days of severe weather are set to test South Devon's newly-repaired flood defences.


While the weather bomb itself is heading to the north of the country, spin-off weather in the South West is expected to batter the region with big, powerful waves on the coast and an onslaught of heavy rain and gales, raising fears about the new Dawlish rail flood defences

 

wondering
wondering
11 Dec 2014 10:07

Speed restrictions and delays again..it's about time Government got on with an alternative line.

I noticed on BBC SW Polotics show last Sunday ..even UKIP said there needs to be an alternative. It's no different to two routes to Scorland west coast or east. So why not two options to Cornwall? Plymouth Labour MP said they have no opinion lol.

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
11 Dec 2014 10:49

Speed restrictions and delays are occurring in many parts of this kingdom during the current bad weather!  On coastal routes and inland routes alike!

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Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
11 Dec 2014 11:45

The wind is offshore at the moment (cue much hilarity), so that should hopefully help minimise the problems faced elsewhere in the UK. Though it obviously won't stop the Plymouth Press Pack from making a tsunami out of a ripple...

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roberta
roberta
11 Dec 2014 17:43

wondering as you dislike Dawlish so much why do you keep coming in with doom and gloom. A lot ofus want the line to remain and if alternative solutions were put in place no need for a DAL !!

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stephen15
stephen15
11 Dec 2014 18:25

@Roberta. Judith(11.45am) well said.  

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wondering
wondering
11 Dec 2014 19:43

I've never said the line should not be there .. I used the train today ..wonder how many on here did?  It's not rocket science, if sea levels are getting higher as we are told and if flood happens all over again there has to be an alternative line (look up what that means lol).  I would not have a proiblem with Dawlish Parkway the other side of town.  Most want the railway not to use it but because it looks pretty and protects the town. It could always be a tourist steam line.

The best way to solve it would be a 12 ft steel wall the height of the train ..that would stop the sea..you would have the railway but know what....people would soon moan they cant see the sea!!!..

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Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
11 Dec 2014 19:54

If sea levels rise to that extent, there won't be a Dawlish to avoid!

OLD FART
OLD FART
12 Dec 2014 10:02

Fairly heavy wind and rain last night. Looking forward to tonight, not.

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
12 Dec 2014 22:46

What a beautifully calm, peaceful and uneventful night it's been here in Dawlish. Oh how the Plymouth Press Pack must be disappointed...

HuwMatthews2
HuwMatthews2
12 Dec 2014 23:49

Apparently, before the brook was 'canalised' (if that's a word!), fishermen used to pull their boats up outside the White Hart. If the seawall goes for good maybe that'll happen again.

 

stephen15
stephen15
13 Dec 2014 01:10

@Judith Chalmers. Well said, that made me laugh actually, they seem to have gone quiet lately. Never mind, they will think up something. Did you see the Torquay video on FB yesterday and my comment afterwards?  

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