Residents blast Network Rail plans to move storm-damaged coastal rail line onto a beauty spot beach

Residents blast ‘horrifying’ Community Rail plans to maneuver a storm-damaged coastal rail line onto a magnificence spot seashore

  • Campaigners say it will destroy greater than half of Holcombe seashore in Devon
  • Community Rail needs to maneuver a mile of the railway line away from crumbling cliffs
  • Members of the Save Holcombe Seashore marketing campaign stated there should be options

Residents of a seaside resort have been horrified by plans to maneuver a storm-hit coastal rail line on to a magnificence spot seashore in Devon.

Community Rail has introduced plans to maneuver a mile-long stretch of the principle railway away from crumbling cliffs and additional in the direction of the ocean.

Campaigners claimed it will contain the destruction of greater than half of Holcombe seashore close to Teignmouth, Devon.

The scheme goals to make sure that the rail line is best protected against cliff falls, land slips and injury brought on by the ocean throughout excessive climate. 

Artists impressions for the brand new rail line. If the venture went forward the constructing work would start in 2022 and take as much as six years

Community Rail stated the plans have been the absolute best resolution to protect the road that connects Devon and Cornwall to the remainder of the nation.

Ruth Ward from the Save Holcombe Seashore marketing campaign stated there should be options to destroying ‘such an exquisite seashore’. 

‘Certainly this present day we all know the ocean is rising and transferring it out to sea goes to make the issue worse.’

In 2014 storm injury value the native financial system £1billion because of the six-week closure of the road based on a spokesman for Community Rail.

The rail line runs directly alongside the popular red sand beach (pictured) which is adored by residents and families

The rail line runs immediately alongside the favored crimson sand seashore (pictured) which is adored by residents and households

He stated: ‘Leaving it isn’t an possibility.

‘Altering our plans to probably re-grade the cliff would imply we must shut the railway line.

‘It might have a large influence on the peninsula, all the way in which down by way of Devon and into Cornwall.’

Ruth Ward from the Save Holcombe Beach campaign said there must be alternatives to destroying 'such a beautiful beach'

Ruth Ward from the Save Holcombe Seashore marketing campaign stated there should be options to destroying ‘such an exquisite seashore’

Network Rail said the plans were not final and further consultation would be held

Community Rail stated the plans weren’t last and additional session can be held

Community Rail stated the plans weren’t last and additional session can be held.

If the venture went forward the constructing work would start in 2022 and take as much as six years.

The proposals have been a part of a broader collection of plans by the corporate to safeguard the road.

These included the growth of the ocean wall which started at Dawlish in June following a serious collapse and destruction of the rail line in February 2014.

That venture was anticipated to be accomplished in January 2020 at a value of £30million.