graiser wrote:derbyshire_pilgrim wrote:graiser wrote:oddball wrote: and I think it will...that rail line needs to be completely rebuilt along that stretch, to a much higher specification that it was built originally,similarly that house which has had its foundations completely undermined will have to be demolished....how good a job are they going to be able to in six weeks..
I can assure you that in 6-8 weeks trains will be running on that stretch, unless of course there's more storm damage
Whats your background? From what I can see as others have said, its going to be a quick job and then they will fix it better over time. I reckoned 6 months was optimistic what with having to deal with the house close by first.
There will be months of renovation works to the sea wall, but believe me trains will start to run on March 17th
The only way they will be able to do that is by bridging the gap but it will need weeks of surveys to make sure the land is strong enough either side to hold the weight of a bridge and a hst. I can't see them doing it double track so can see it being single track. Also the data links from Exeter to Paignton have to be restored and a full inspection of all the location cabinets to make sure the equipment hasn't been fried (be the relay or SSI, don't know what they are down there). 6 weeks still just seems optimistic.