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Date: 03/02/20 15:14
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Landslides in England
Author: SOO6617

Heavy Rains in the past few weeks have caused flooding and landslips in various locations around England. The line from Salisbury to Southampton was blocked starting Feb 18th by a landslip near Romsey, It is now cleared for limited services as a single track and no locomotives permitted(line is one of two with clearances for containers out of the port of Southampton), full services not expected to be restored until April 30th. Just yesterday, Mar. 1st, the was a landslip just south of Weaver Jc. on the West Coast Main Line leaving the Up main closed and creating Single Line working which effects services to Scotland and to Liverpool. Most Local trains are being terminated at Crewe, with Passengers having to transfer trains to reach Liverpool. No date has yet been given for the repairs to be completed on this section of the WCML. There also was a minor landslip just north of Sheffield on Sunday morning that result in the line being closed until repairs could be completed in the evening.



Date: 03/02/20 16:37
Re: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Landslides in England
Author: DKay

I have been watching the Dawlish cam on /off for some weeks now.Seems there is major work going on with the seawall...again.Seems like a rough, destructive  end to winter for the folks in the UK
Regards,DK



Date: 03/03/20 01:29
Re: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Landslides in England
Author: Hartington

Saisbury/Southampton was/is more of a problem than it might appear at first glance. About a week before the landslip there was a derailment at Eastleigh. Eastleigh is used for more containter traffic to/from Southampton than Salisbury. The derailment damaged several set of points (switches) and the damaged area was plain lined which limited the operational flexibility on the route with the result that some trains were being diverted via Salisbury .... until the landslip.



Date: 03/03/20 09:10
Re: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Landslides in England
Author: 55002

There was a fair bit of flooding on the East Coast Main Line south of York, but no closures. My photo at Temple Hirst Junction.  Chris UK.




Date: 03/03/20 11:12
Re: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Landslides in England
Author: SOO6617

55002 Wrote:
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> There was a fair bit of flooding on the East Coast
> Main Line south of York, but no closures. My photo
> at Temple Hirst Junction.  Chris UK.

Have adverts been appearing in the local newspapers for lakeshore properties in Yorkshire?



Date: 03/03/20 11:16
Re: Heavy Rains Cause Flooding and Landslides in England
Author: SOO6617

Both tracks are open at Weaver Jct. today, Wednesday March 3rd, though with slow orders.



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