Sunday, July 06, 2008

Tide stops Train

Just a moment ago I was booking some train tickets online (for a future sailing trip), when couldn't help but notice the river was a bit high this afternoon - not just high tide but a spring one too.

Very pretty it looked too.

But for train travellers this weekend there was a more ominous side, as the First Great Western booking site had this message:

"Due to expected high tides this evening at Dawlish, the line between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot may have to close.

There is a possibility that the line could remain closed on Monday 07th July.

Customers should check this website for details of possible service alterations before they travel."

Apparently the rising water levels from global warming is threatening that lines future - so this might become a regular problem!

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