February 4 marks a year since the only railway line from London to Cornwall collapsed at Dawlish, Devon, leaving much of the region cut-off by train for almost two months. Despite pledges of improvements, the line remains (probably) the most moaned about in Britain. Here's why.
1. The mainline from London to Cornwall was down at Dawlish for 59 days – but some Cornwall journeys were quicker on the bus-replacement services.
Even with the most modern up to date trains you will never zap through Dawlish with sharp bends at speeds of 125mph!!!!! ....If they could, I wouldnt fancy it with waves crashing on the trains!
So you cant compare with other parts of the country..
First Great Western need to get the trains like Southern have ..they quietly slide out the stations..
That's as maybe Wondering. Much is made of the North/South divide but having experienced all three locations, the South West gets a very bad deal. If it didn't have its landscape it'd be even further down the pile.