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Author Topic: Sinkhole at Newton Abbot - main line closed 14/10/18  (Read 1079 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2018, 10:59:33 am »

The "hole" is reported to be 20ft deep with more heavy rain in the area.
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2018, 11:14:09 am »

The "hole" is reported to be 20ft deep with more heavy rain in the area.

A bit bigger than the one I had in my back garden, then. I was trying to remember what we - and especially the Thames Water man who came to look into it* - called that. "Hole", I think.

It was at least a proper drain-related hole, caused by infiltration into a leak in a sewer. Things falling into was not the problem, so much as what was nesting down there. I wouldn't like to meet what might crawl out of the one in that picture ...

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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2018, 11:21:49 am »

The "hole" is reported to be 20ft deep

How many of those will it take to fill the Albert Hall?*

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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2018, 11:37:18 am »

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Next to the estuary between Teignmouth and Newton Abbott, a collapsed culvert is in need of urgent repair preventing GWR and CrossCountry from operating train services between Exeter St David's and Newton Abbot for the rest of Sunday 14 October, with replacement road transport in operation.

Due to the location of the culvert, repairs can only be carried out whilst the tide is out.

Shame they don't know how to correctly spell one of their station names..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2018, 01:09:34 pm »

The "hole" is reported to be 20ft deep

How many of those will it take to fill the Albert Hall?*

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Surely that should be "Olympic Swimming Pool" ?
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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2018, 01:28:57 pm »

The "hole" is reported to be 20ft deep

How many of those will it take to fill the Albert Hall?*

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Isn't it Rood Ashton Hall now?
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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2018, 01:29:08 pm »

Devon Live running a live feed stating that there's been a known issue in the area for some time & Network Rail have done nothing about it.

See details timed at 1247;

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/live-gwr-dawlish-railway-line-2107169
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2018, 01:41:07 pm »

The "hole" is reported to be 20ft deep

How many of those will it take to fill the Albert Hall?*

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Surely that should be "Olympic Swimming Pool" ?

It is not that big, probably several would fit into a double decker bus.
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2018, 01:44:40 pm »

Once again this reopens the debate that either the old line via Okehampton/Tavistock reopen or a new line built. Gosh winter hasnít even started yet and there are problems along this stretch of line.
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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2018, 05:00:17 pm »

Shame they don't know how to correctly spell one of their station names..... Roll Eyes

The BBC's online report of the issue also currently has Newton Abbot spelled with an additional 't'.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2018, 05:08:52 pm »

They have had two attempts at spelling Royal Wootton Bassett and are still struggling....

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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 05:28:39 pm »

From JourneyCheck ;-

Cancellations to services between Liskeard and Looe.
 
Due to urgent repairs to the track between Liskeard and Looe the line is closed.

Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.


Customer Advice

The train that would normally be used to run this branch line is being used to run additional services between Newton Abbot and Truro because of urgent repairs to the main line following the collapse of a culvert beneath the track near Newton Abbot.

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An update will follow within the next 3 hours.

Last Updated:14/10/2018 17:16


Why oh why does conflicting information get put on JourneyCheck to confuse the already delayed passenger.

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 05:32:11 pm »

What happened to David Camerons pledge to bring forward a plan to ensure that the closure of the line should never happen again.
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2018, 05:35:38 pm »

David who?
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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2018, 05:52:52 pm »

Updated.....Network Rail have been aware of the situation for 4 years.....question for them is why has nothing been done?

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/real-reason-dawlish-mainline-closed-2108074
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