@Lynne - the 'let's look at the alternative/additional options' scenario I wonder, is the belief that it keeps SW MPs happy per see, or that it keeps the MPs happy because they in turn then believe that they are then empowered to pass on the charade to keep their constituents happy? I suspect that NR would genuinely love to have a hassle free shiny new line (why wouldn't they like ...
Firefighters have been battling all afternoon to stop a huge blaze at a car breakers in Devon from spreading. Smoke could be seen in Dawlish as fire crews were tackling the fire near the centre of the village of Woodbury in East Devon. See more... http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Firefighters-battle-contain-huge-blaze-seen/story-21664074-detail/story.html
And I completely understand the absolute necessity of Dawlish keeping its station. Devon is littered with resorts that never recovered from losing their station, Ilfracombe being perhaps the best example.
p.s. @flo - i also entirely empathise with your 'commuters dilema'.
@flo thanks for flagging this up - there seems to be a lot of economy in the pace of the details being dribbled out! how contentious can it be!!! At the risk of repeating myself from a number of similar strands: 1. The current 'path raising' at Sea Lawn is but very minor works compared with the not unexpected £400m cost, or whatever, to properly tame the waves once and for all at Dawlish. ...
@Flo . Thanks for pointing that out.
@flo totally agree. people do not realise the hardship we suffer when something like this happens.
I'm not having a go Stephen, I just think some people are unaware of some of the travel issues we have down here. Yes there are coaches for schools but, for instance, if your child goes to the Grammar School in Torquay and have already paid for a huge season ticket on the train and then initially the coaches don't run early enough, this is not good enough. If you work in Plymouth and can only ...
@stephen How can you comment on this if you do not even live down here or have kids etc ?
@Flo . I dont live here but i havn`t got kids-never married. Worked for 22 years at civil service. we down here have school buses for the colleges and school children. I dont know if Dawlish has them. Anyway I respect other peoples view ,wherever they live, be it south/north england.