I had reason to go to Newcastle last week and did consider the train but at £191 return and a 13 hour journey each way with 4 changes i decided to drive i was there and back in 14 hours 22 mins.
I know nothing about trains the last time i was on a train or a bus was in the 60s.
@Diana Mond - shame you dont go and join them then if crimebrook is so good, perhaps then you could spout your nonesense on their local web pages instead of ours. i might not be such a nice person but i dont change my posting name every three months due to repeatedly being blocked
Utter nonsense, in my opinion (Deedoodle, before you post and delete like you did yesterday). Cranbrook has a thriving community, mostly inhabited by far nicer people than the likes of the previous poster. Evidence of backhanders please. Wooden huts? Nobody wants them? All hyperbole crafted by the poster to please the crowd.
Leatash, as you well know, it’s only the pathetic Crosscountry trains that get cancelled when there’s a high tide!
All this house building nonesense is just a scam. Nobody actually wants or can afford them. They end up on these joint ownership schemes or sold at cost to housing associations like Teign hosing or Cornerstone. The councils get massive back handers from the developers to get out of providing extra infrastructure, and the developers throw up crappy wood huts that you cant even get a 10 year ...
With so much land already given planning permission at Crimebrook, one would think they would have built more hoses on this land. But so far over five years, only 300 houses have been built per annum. What is stopping them building at a faster rate?
@leatash - a 3 metre wave describes the height of the wave not is volume. As to the sea hitting the trains. Why not build a high rock wall (rock armour) some distance from the line, running parallel to it. This would stop the waves from hitting with any force, so allowing the poorly designed trains to navigate the Dawlish track during bad weather. A similar idea to the work that was ...
@leatash I think you mean a Cubic metre and not a square metre.
A square meter of sea water weighs 1 ton now consider a 3 metre wave aproaching the coast at 30 miles per hour and picking up rock and shingle as it breaks a little more than a splash of water its a killing machine.