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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
05 Feb 2019 16:16

Plans for a new, higher sea wall at Dawlish in Devon have been developed in partnership with engineering services firm Arup.

The design will prevent stormy conditions from damaging the railway at Dawlish, where the tracks and station are regularly damaged by flooding due to high waves and strong winds.

Read more...https://www.worldconstructionnetwork.com/news/network-rail-submits-plans-for-new-higher-sea-wall-at-dawlish-uk/

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
05 Feb 2019 17:05

Cannot see the application on Teignbridge planning web site yet although the area in question is highlighted in red. From the illustration on the news article the extended height wall is only from the station towards boat cove not the section between red rock cafe (as it use to be known and the Dawlish station!

S
S
05 Feb 2019 18:17

A breakwater would be better than just a bigger wall!

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ZIGGY
ZIGGY
06 Feb 2019 08:29

This is what the new Dawlish sea wall may look like

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/what-new-dawlish-sea-wall-2511315

maki1
maki1
06 Feb 2019 09:32
wondering
wondering
08 Feb 2019 10:42

They should build the line the other side of town ..Dawlish Parkway avoid the sea ..it will always win!

 

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leatash
leatash
08 Feb 2019 11:36

The cost of building a new line at todays prices 8.1 million per km then take into consideration the terrain the cost would go through the roof. Then we would have a sea wall with little or no maintenance putting the town and cliffs at risk of flooding and erosion.

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wondering
wondering
08 Feb 2019 18:24

I've always thought the town has no interest in the railway just want it to protect the town..maybe Netwerk Rail should build a 12 ft wall all along the track or make it a tunnel all along the seafront....that would protect the town but no sea views.

vicks
vicks
08 Feb 2019 22:59

As a Dawlish resident, who knows several other Dawlish residents who regularly use the railway, enjoying the beautiful journey and caring passionately about its future remaining in its present location as much as possible, I am rather confused (or perhaps bemused) by the above post, but definitely will not lose any sleep, or use up any further energy over it!!

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