Kilmarnock to Dumfries rail line repairs to take four weeks [BBC News]





Date: 13/02/2020

Emergency work to repair a landslip beneath the railway between Kilmarnock and Dumfries will take a further four weeks.
The line has been shut near Holywood in Dumfries and Galloway since Monday in the wake of Storm Ciara.
Heavy rainfall has caused the nearby River Nith to erode an embankment beneath the railway.
Following detailed examination Network Rail said the line would need to stay shut until 16 March.
Engineers are currently working to repair the 1,700-tonne landslip beneath the 50m (160ft) stretch of track.


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Railway landslip repairs to take four weeks
Landslip

BBC News

The line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries has been shut since Monday when an embankment collapsed.

Vital repairs for south west rail line

Network Rail

Emergency works to repair a landslip beneath the railway between Kilmarnock and Dumfries will continue for a further four weeks.