The first segments of the new Dawlish Sea Wall have been installed at Marine Parade.
The concrete panels were erected on February 9, despite hazardous conditions caused by Storm Ciara. They will form part of the new structure designed to protect the railway from the sea.
More than 100 panels will be installed at the site between Dawlish station and Kennaway Tunnel over the coming weeks. Once installation and back-filling of the panels is complete, Network Rail will also install track drainage and then begin work on creating a wider promenade that will also retain views of the coast.
- For the FULL story, read RAIL 899, published on February 26, and available digitally from February 22.