Dawlish sea wall: £30m work to secure railway 'for 100 years' [BBC News]

Date: 01/06/2019

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'.

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Sea wall to secure line 'for 100 years'
Waves coming over Dawlish wall

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Work starts on a £30m scheme for a higher defensive wall after the track was washed away in 2014.

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The main line at Dawlish in July 2014, looking almost back to what it was prior to the major storm damage suffered earlier this year, though with work still taking place in a number of areas and further changes currently at the planning stage [see recent news item].
Location: Dawlish
Company: South Devon Railway
09/07/2014 Bruce McCartney
A Western diesel-hydraulic photographed leaving Dawlish in August 1975.
Location: Dawlish
Company: South Devon Railway
/08/1975 Jim Peebles
A Plymouth - Edinburgh Virgin CrossCountry HST approaching Dawlish in the summer of 2002.
Location: Dawlish
Company: South Devon Railway
29/06/2002 Ian Dinmore