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« Reply #105 on: May 04, 2021, 03:59:19 pm »

All I can say is that I am glad that I spent the amount of time that I did exploring that length of line between 2010-2018.

You know you are getting old when the list of things that you can say you saw in their heyday starts increasing rapidly.
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« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2021, 10:24:46 pm »

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Police and Network Rail issue warning after trespass incident increase in Dawlish

The British Transport Police have teamed up with Network Rail once again to issue a warning after a number of trespass incidents in Dawlish, Devon.

Network Rail is working on the new sea wall in Dawlish and has closed a footpath whilst work takes place. A temporary route has however been put in place between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren.

The latest warning follows on from a previous warning back in April

Since the footpath was closed, a number of incidents have seen people climbing on the all and walking next to the railway, where trains pass at up to 75mph.

In May, 18 incidents happened on the line and multiple people were caught on camera in the past few weeks.

In one of the instances, a person climbed on the wall with a dog (not on a lead) and caused a train to make an emergency stop.

Other incidents have seen people fall off the wall and need assistance to get off the tracks.

The BTP (British Transport Police) and Network Rail are now urging people to stay off the tracks.

Embedded Inspector Darren Burridge from British Transport Police said: “We see hundreds of people taking risks on and around the railway every year, resulting in tragic consequences or life-changing injuries. Both outcomes are avoidable.

“Our network of uniformed and plain-clothed police officers, and over 150,000 CCTV (Closed Circuit Tele Vision) cameras, monitor the railway 24/7 – we will actively pursue and take positive action against those who fail to comply with the simple instruction not to trespass.”

Alison Kramer, Community Safety Manager for Network Rail’s Western route, said: “During the half term holidays at the end of May, Network Rail staff spent the week on the sea wall talking to visitors about the work, explaining the diversion route and providing everyone with maps, so I am appalled that this type of reckless behaviour is still happening.

“The diversion adds a few minutes onto the time it takes to walk between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren, is it really worth risking yours and other people’s lives for the sake of a few minutes?

“The diversion route is there to ensure the safe running of the railway and we urge everyone to observe it. I encourage anyone who may witness acts of illegal trespassing to report it the British Transport Police”
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« Reply #107 on: July 02, 2021, 06:52:39 am »

Not seen the description "Embedded Inspector" before. Have the contractors embedded him in concrete?
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« Reply #108 on: July 02, 2021, 07:32:59 pm »

Not seen the description "Embedded Inspector" before. Have the contractors embedded him in concrete?

I think it might be to do with an advanced level of working from home…  Grin

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« Reply #109 on: July 06, 2021, 05:38:30 pm »

Trespass at Dawlish is the subject of a warning/educational Tweet today by Network Rail.

https://twitter.com/networkrail/status/1412449527660007424
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« Reply #110 on: August 03, 2021, 11:03:43 am »

Concrete panels completed at Dawlish. Concrete infilling taking place. Some recurvers installed.
Wooden platform still to go; I expect in stages out of season. Everywhere is packed out down here.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/another-brick-in-the-wall-key-milestone-reached-in-dawlish
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« Reply #111 on: August 03, 2021, 11:30:07 am »

Network Rail has written to Teignmouth residents explaining their latest plans



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« Reply #112 on: August 03, 2021, 12:37:14 pm »

There’s a good video on the Dawlish beachcams YouTube channel with detailed coverage of the progress by the middle of last month:

https://youtu.be/08wFqU19VMM

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