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Author Topic: Sinkhole at Newton Abbot - main line closed 14/10/18  (Read 7530 times)
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« on: October 14, 2018, 07:13:46 am »

The main line in Devon is closed again this time due to a collapsed culvert which is causing a sinkhole to swallow up part of the line (currently 4 sleepers in size) in the Newton Abbot area.

Significant disruption expected.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 07:15:24 am »

The main line in Devon is closed again this time due to a collapsed culvert which is causing a sinkhole to swallow up part of the line (currently 4 sleepers in size) in the Newton Abbot area.

Significant disruption expected.

Thanks for that - I had a horrid wonder about the sea wall when I read

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Cancellations to services between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot
Due to urgent repairs to the track between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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Cross Country Trains and GWR have mutual tickets acceptance on Trains and Road Replacement Buses between Bristol and Penzance.
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An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 07:49:48 am »

Location is around the 212 mile post, almost equidistant between Teignmouth and Newton Abbot, where the line runs alongside the River Teign estuary.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 08:12:59 am »



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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 08:16:03 am »

From Open Train Times

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 08:23:38 am »



trying to share a picture bit flickr won't play ball

https://www.flickr.com/photos/osb-jdgl/31432660888/in/dateposted-public/

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 09:12:25 am »

Ouch. Up here it’s raining a lot but I wouldn’t think that anything of significance is going on..
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 10:29:21 am »

When did “sinkhole” become the all embracing term used by journalists for any underground fault such as the aforesaid collapsed culvert?

Is “collapsed culvert” too difficult to understand?

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 10:33:46 am »

Culvert?

That's a dead end street isn't it?

No, hang on. It's a village in Buckinghamshire with a massive rail connected landfill.

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 10:37:59 am »

When did “sinkhole” become the all embracing term used by journalists for any underground fault such as the aforesaid collapsed culvert?

Is “collapsed culvert” too difficult to understand?

Paul



That'll be at least a weeks work to repair.
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 10:38:49 am »

Sadly I suspect the correct nomenclature is lost on those waiting in the rain for rail replacement buses.

However I do despair at the constant dumbing down of our language on the basis we apparently can no longer cope with long words.  There is a balance to be struck however.   I saw a leaf-busting train called a "seasonal mitigation service" the other day.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 10:39:58 am »

When did “sinkhole” become the all embracing term used by journalists for any underground fault such as the aforesaid collapsed culvert?

Is “collapsed culvert” too difficult to understand?

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That'll be at least a weeks work to repair.

No way.  In my days on the frontline that would have been filled with quick setting concrete to get the railway open as quickly as possible.  Oh, hang on a minute......
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 10:42:22 am »

Culvert?

That's a dead end street isn't it?


Thats a cul-de-sac  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 10:51:26 am »

Sadly I suspect the correct nomenclature is lost on those waiting in the rain for rail replacement buses.

However I do despair at the constant dumbing down of our language on the basis we apparently can no longer cope with long words.  There is a balance to be struck however.   I saw a leaf-busting train called a "seasonal mitigation service" the other day.

Come winter, if it's harsh, we'll have the "atmospherically frozen water vapour precipitate removal systems" put into service.

Snowploughs.
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2018, 10:57:37 am »

That'll be at least a weeks work to repair.

Although they're running buses Newton Abbott to Exeter St David's today ... might they do better from Heathfield (railway right beside the A38) to Tiverton Parkway?    Or am I being naughty in making such a comment?
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