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@FredBassett , the threads were removed due to the comments made, not because the accident was horrific.

20 Jun 2014

OK, thanks @flo . I've removed that thread also.

20 Jun 2014

I think that is a fair request in light of the sad news of her death, so I have removed it.

A Dawlish historian has claimed the damage to the Dawlish rail line may have been prevented if the designer Brunel's original plans were followed. Bob Vicary prepared seven history boards along the South Devon Coast Path between Dawlish Warren and Lea Mount Park, Dawlish, for the Brunel bicentenary. He did much research and said the facts are 'a bit faint, but plenty of them'. Read ...

Network Rail has announced they will reopen the storm-damaged railway line, that connects the South West to the rest of the UK, on the 4 April, two weeks earlier than planned and well in time for Easter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26433185

Explanation from the BBC about the concrete... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26361280

25 Feb 2014

Network Rail has told the government it hopes to reopen the railway line destroyed by storms at Dawlish before its target of mid-April. Rail minister Steve Hammond said he had been given a "commitment" that "if they can beat that date, they will". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26335125

The reopening of the South West's main rail link will be delayed by up to two weeks after another storm causes more damage at Dawlish in Devon. BBC News :- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26224257 Dawlish business affected by storms helped by Devon Community Foundation Herald :- ...

BBC news article suggesting Network Rail has a preferred alternative route to the Dawlish one. However, abandoning the Dawlish route was "not an option". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26110559

Engineers have been working on a six-hours on, six-hours off basis around the tidal patterns to protect the most damaged section of sea wall in the coastal town of Dawlish, Devon. Full assessment of repairs will carried out this week, along with a revised timescale. Until then. the initial assessment of at least six weeks to completion still holds. Source: ...

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