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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2020, 06:22:46 pm »

Good to see everyone seems to be socially distancing in those impressions. 
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 06:49:05 pm »

Meanwhile further down the line, more muttering in the undergrowth https://inews.co.uk/news/network-rail-protests-brunel-great-western-railway-teignmouth-devon-2861359
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 07:03:50 pm »

I see we’ve still got at least 3 parallel discussions running about the sea wall.

Any chance we could put them all in the same sub forum, (probably “London to the west” as that seems more strategic than “Shorter journeys in Devon”).

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21705.0

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21746.0

Then the question is do we even need separate discussions about Holcombe beach section, Dawlish West section, and this latest Dawlish Station and East area?

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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2020, 08:51:38 pm »

... but from the graphics, restoration of old FGW train liveries and class 153 trains! Grin
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« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2020, 07:36:02 am »

I see we’ve still got at least 3 parallel discussions running about the sea wall.

Any chance we could put them all in the same sub forum, (probably “London to the west” as that seems more strategic than “Shorter journeys in Devon”).

There is a natural coming together ... I have identified threads with  34, 15, 9 and 25 posts in them and lead awake all night (not!) worrying about the best way to bring the discussions together.

Putting them all in the same sub-forum would look good initially - however, as posting continued on some but not others they would get separated again as some slipped down the page.  I have been slightly more draconian - I have locked the three shorter threads and left this longer and most active (in the last few days) one open ... with a link on the end of each of those threads to here.

The threads in question are: 

http://www.passenger.chat/21746
Shorter Journeys in Devon
Consultation on Phase 2 of the South Devon Seawall resilience work

http://www.passenger.chat/21705
Shorter Journeys in Devon
Work starts on Phase 1 of the South Devon Seawall resilience work (Dawlish section)

http://www.passenger.chat/21014
London to The West
Dawlish solution - add 2.5m to the sea wall

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London to The West / 22771
Dawlish to be renamed Dawlish - permanent resilience work - ongoing discussions

As a shared resource between London to The West, The West to the Midlands and the north (Cross Country) and local traffic within Devon - all major flows - the saa wall will always be a difficult topic to know where to place.  The way I've made the changes has left pointers in place to help people from all interest flows find this.

Original sea wall, collapse, initial short term fixes, alternative routes by burrowing under the hills and on reopening via Okehampton and Tavistock each have their own threads which remain separate and open.
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« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2020, 12:06:28 pm »

Thanks Grahame,

I appreciate I was possibly asking a lot...

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« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2020, 09:18:51 am »

The part around Dawlish station Looks like a big Job even without allowing for Tides and weather holding up the job.
Pat and Mick could be keeping the pubs in Dawlish in Business for a few years. And good luck finding one that actually has real ale.
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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2020, 09:23:30 am »

The part around Dawlish station Looks like a big Job even without allowing for Tides and weather holding up the job.
Pat and Mick could be keeping the pubs in Dawlish in Business for a few years. And good luck finding one that actually has real ale.
Or even currently open!
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« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2020, 01:58:48 pm »

The planning application for Dawlish phase 2, “Coastguards to Colonnades” has been made available on Teignbridge council planning website.

Application reference:  20/00933/NPA
Address:  Coastguards Breakwater To Colonnades Breakwater And Dawlish Railway Station, Station Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PJ

As well as all the usual plans etc, there’s a “Buildability Report” in the documents section which is a very useful explanation of exactly how they intend to build it, mainly piled wall construction, working from a device like a jack up barge known as a “wave walker”.

(I haven’t provided any links because they usually time out...)

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« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2020, 10:46:57 am »

Latest view of the works between Kennaway Tunnel and Dawlish station

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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2020, 08:15:22 pm »

I’ve been watching this on the webcam, and it’s basically complete, at least in terms of its functionality as a sea wall.  They’ve been finishing the walkway concreting over the last few days, as shown in bobm’s recent photo, and a temporary fence is being installed.   All the major machinery has been taken away by sea.

It’s supposed to be open to the public from tomorrow, but they’re starting again in September to fit the permanent railings on the trackside, and a few other things such as lighting.

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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2020, 11:16:42 am »

Opened to public today as hoped, just a week or so late.

Link to Dawlish Beach Cams live stream on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/sKQJEL-xjjc

I believe this is only online until Aug 1st.

(Edit - Seems they intend to cycle through the different live cams, changing each week.)

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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2020, 02:27:13 pm »

At the very instant I clicked on that, an IET was going by! Serendipity!
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« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2020, 02:53:11 pm »

Network Rail media centre story:

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It means the beach and promenade is now open (28 July) with Network Rail adding finishing touches to the surface of the footpath, before returning later in the year to finish fencing, lighting and seating after delays caused by coronavirus.

The new bigger sea wall runs for 360 metres along Marine Parade, giving the iconic stretch of railway line immediate greater resilience against waves that flood the track, leading to potential closures and delays.

Network Rail has faced delays of crucial materials for the new sea wall throughout the pandemic, but teams of engineers worked around the clock in recent weeks, within Government guidelines, to enable the reopening of the beach and promenade in time for the peak tourism season.

The footbridge that connects Marine Parade to Boat Cove is also open but delays mean engineers will continue to work 24 hours a day for three weeks during the summer to install granite paving at Boat Cove and the viewing point halfway along the wall. Permanent fencing will then be fitted between the railway and the promenade. Then, following the summer engineers will install lighting and seating.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/vital-rail-link-to-the-south-west-now-better-protected-as-first-section-of-new-dawlish-sea-wall-built


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« Reply #44 on: Today at 12:42:31 pm »

NR have started adding the permanent trackside fencing at the station end of the sea wall.  Head height as per the planning application.

Looks like rumours of the contractors having a 5 week break were wide of the mark.  I always thought what was probably meant was that “interference with the beach” would cease for the holiday period, but minor work would go on.

https://youtu.be/lZ1aRKKn4nQ

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