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PICTURE: Waves batter Dawlish sea wall

A Great Western High Speed Train passes Dawlish on April 10. MARK PIKE.
The combination of a very high spring tide and strong winds resulted in one of the most powerful storms since the devastating ones ion April 10. 
 
There was no damage recorded and trains were able to continue running.
 
On April 10, a Great Western Railway High Speed Train is soaked by a wave as it passes the point where the wall was breached back at Dawlish in February 2014. 
 

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  • Philip Walker - 11/04/2016 11:24

    These pictures can only remind us of the vulnerability of this stretch of a vital main line. So the sooner a Dawlish avoiding line is built the better, so the risk of disruption to services due to bad weather on the sea wall is eliminated - and the bonus of a faster route is gained.

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  • Philip Walker - 13/04/2016 11:31

    These pictures are a reminder of the need for a new main line so that services are no longer disrupted by bad weather on the vulnerable sea wall section. And as such a new line would be faster, journey time reductions would be an added bonus.

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  • Philip Walker - 14/04/2016 19:43

    These pictures are a reminder of the need for a new main line so that services are no longer disrupted by bad weather on the vulnerable sea wall section. And as such a new line would be faster, journey time reductions would be an added bonus.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 15/04/2016 02:37

    Some spectacular pictures of the waves whilst the train passes as it approaches Dawlish and departs from Dawlish.

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