Examination of Dover sea wall begins

Engineers are investigating how to repair the damaged sea wall at Shakespeare Beach, Dover.

Storms have created sink holes in the wall, forcing the closure of the railway line between Dover and Folkestone.

Workers from Network Rail and Costain are digging up the tracks to examine how the wall was built. Limited records were held during the wall’s construction in 1927, making the work a more challenging process.

The line has been closed since Christmas 2015, with replacement bus services in operation.

  • For more on this story, see RAIL 794 published on February 17.

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  • SamTheGreenCat - 10/02/2016 19:34

    It closed at Christmas but they have only just got around to examining the line to asses for repair in February !? . Puts our forefathers to shame when they would have things up and running as soon as possible ! They are looking down and shaking their heads!

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