Protecting the Dawlish train line with a new sea wall

The Dawlish line is vital to connect Devon and Cornwall – and will be further secured: from Radio Exe:


Plans for new Dawlish sea wall unveiled



News comes on fifth anniversary since track washed away

Network Rail has today revealed plans to build a higher wall to protect the train line from severe weather.

It’s estimated the cost will be around 30 million pounds.

The company says the new sea wall will provide far more protection and is future-proofed to protect the railway and the town.

In 2014, part of the track was washed away by severe storms, cutting the rail link between Devon and Cornwall and the rest of the country.

It’s hoped work can start later this year.

Plans for new Dawlish sea wall unveiled

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