Dawlish sea wall: £30m work to secure railway ‘for 100 years’

Dawlish sea wall: £30m work to secure railway ‘for 100 years’

Work is beginning on a £30m scheme to protect a coastal railway line that washed into the sea five years ago.

A new 25ft (7.5m) high sea wall is being built at Dawlish, Devon after the line collapsed during storms on 4 February 2014.

The track which links Devon and Cornwall with the rest of the country was left dangling in the air after waves gouged out holes in the defences.

Network Rail aims to “secure the future of the line for the next 100 years”.

Here is all you need to know about the Dawlish sea wall improvement scheme, from the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS).

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