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Dawlish News

06 Aug 2014 22:57
Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ is continuing to work hard at Dawlish to repair the damage caused by the storms at the beginning of the year and to put in place measures to protect the area against any future extreme weather.

Since the reopening of the railway line on 4 April, engineers have been working round-the-clock to repair the damage caused to the sea wall and walkways. This has increasingly involved working during the night and at weekends, as staff work around train services.

While the work to repair the damage is nearing completion, further work is ongoing to prevent future closures caused by extreme weather. This work will continue until early next year and involves stabilising parts of the cliff between Teignmouth and Dawlish by removing slipped material, and adding netting and nailing to prevent any movement towards the track.

Tom Kirkham, Project Manager at Network Rail, said: “The reopening of the railway at Dawlish was just the start of a long process, not only to repair the damage caused by the storms but to make the area more weatherproof for the future.



06 Aug 2014 23:26

@flo. And the first test could come this weekend with strong winds expected. especially Sunday. This Information I took from Met Office.

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