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« Reply #135 on: July 03, 2023, 08:13:05 »

They say it is complete
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/works-complete-on-vital-82-million-sea-wall-to-protect-coastal-dawlish-rail-route
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« Reply #136 on: July 04, 2023, 09:23:12 »

Opening ceremony now on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=229q15xqrCI
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« Reply #137 on: July 09, 2023, 11:10:01 »

Looking at the beachcam this morning, the down side lift tower was topped off overnight last night, and it looks as if the protective wall sections by the steps are now complete. 

That suggests they will soon be in a position to fully open the promenade walkway, for a few weeks now it’s had a temporarily narrowed section on the seaward side of the lift tower, and I think one of the videos showed that on “opening day” there was still an under track concrete pipe present, hence a gap in the platform wall.

But definitely on the last stretch of the overall project now.

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« Reply #138 on: November 28, 2023, 04:55:25 »

This video may be of interest, it shows the Teramare ship being used for delivering heavy plant to the worksite.
https://www.dawlishbeach.com/2021/11/how-do-they-get-the-large-machinery-to-the-beach/
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
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« Reply #139 on: November 28, 2023, 17:36:04 »

This video may be of interest, it shows the Teramare ship being used for delivering heavy plant to the worksite.
https://www.dawlishbeach.com/2021/11/how-do-they-get-the-large-machinery-to-the-beach/
That’s a repeat of your post #119 in April 2022, is that definitely what you meant to post today?

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« Reply #140 on: November 29, 2023, 08:42:33 »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) spotlight TV local news reporting some of the stones in the older portion of the Dawlish wall have "moved"

Item should be on again at 13:30pm and 18:30PM wednesday.
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« Reply #141 on: December 05, 2023, 01:46:10 »

This video may be of interest, it shows the Teramare ship being used for delivering heavy plant to the worksite.
https://www.dawlishbeach.com/2021/11/how-do-they-get-the-large-machinery-to-the-beach/
That’s a repeat of your post #119 in April 2022, is that definitely what you meant to post today?

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Well spotted!
 I had forgotten about the earlier post, but I suppose no harm in repeating it after well over a year.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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