WORK is underway at Dawlish in Devon to repair four breakwaters which help to protect the west of England main line from the force of waves.
The work is being undertaken with the help of ‘world-leading engineers’ in coastal, tunnel, cliff and railway engineering, and is expected to take six months.
Expert engineering teams from Network Rail and BAM Nuttall will repair breakwaters at at Boat Cove, Coastguard’s Point, Colonnade Underpass and Langstone Rock, after the structures were identified as being in a poor state of repair and not providing the protection the coast and this iconic stretch of railway line requires.
Protecting the route through Dawlish has been identified as a national priority by the Government, and these immediate short-term improvements are being made while Network Rail continues a £15million detailed study of longer-term options to protect the railway.
Read more in the December issue of The RM – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Dinmore and more and more! - 20th October 2020
- Centenarian cameraman: Ron Buckley – Britain’s Oldest Railway Photographer:Part Two - 13th October 2020
- Delivering a bigger, better railway for Scotland - 6th October 2020