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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
15 Feb 2019 19:21

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was in Dawlish today (Friday) to announce £80million of government funding to build a new sea wall to protect the vulnerable railway line.

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burneside
burneside
16 Feb 2019 00:14

His visit was just a load of PR nonsense, we knew about these proposals a week ago.  Failing Grayling thinks that raising the sea wall a little along Marine Parade will make the Voyager trains immune from stalling, that won't work at all.  The obvious solution is to transfer the retired GWR HSTs to Crosscountry, they are 100% relaible in stormy weather, it's not bloody rocket science.  And did Grayling really need one of the shiny new trains specially laid on for his journey from Exeter to Dawlish, he should have used the regular service to experience how it is for the rest of us. 

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Daverc
Daverc
16 Feb 2019 10:15

They keep talking about "£80 million" but what he said (at least, what he wrote in the local paper) was "up to £80 million".

That means "maximum £80 million", doesn't it ? 

leatash
leatash
16 Feb 2019 17:53

Maybe the conversation went something like " The cost for that section could be £61 million to £80 million depending on weather etc,etc."

b.o.liking
b.o.liking
11 Mar 2019 21:49

This could be the kiss of death 

The sea Mr Grayling is that wet and sometimes blue stuff like you.

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