Aerial shot of Dawlish showing new sea wall

South West England main line secured by huge new sea wall

Aerial shot of Dawlish showing new sea wallImage Network Rail media centre

A notorious pressure point on the British railway network has been secured by a multi-million pound upgrade. Eighty million pounds (93 million euro) has been spent on the Dawlish sea wall, which will help protect the only rail link to the south west. Although no track capacity has been added, the wall is set to open to public as the design incorporates almost half a kilometre of shoreside promenade. The previously existing sea wall was totally destroyed by a series of huge winter storms over the past decade.

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Aerial shot of Dawlish showing new sea wall

South West England main line secured by huge new sea wall

Aerial shot of Dawlish showing new sea wallImage Network Rail media centre

A notorious pressure point on the British railway network has been secured by a multi-million pound upgrade. Eighty million pounds (93 million euro) has been spent on the Dawlish sea wall, which will help protect the only rail link to the south west. Although no track capacity has been added, the wall is set to open to public as the design incorporates almost half a kilometre of shoreside promenade. The previously existing sea wall was totally destroyed by a series of huge winter storms over the past decade.

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