Network Rail has updated its estimate of the time it will take to restore the railway at Dawlish and how now estimated that it will be repaired by mid-April.
Last weekend’s storm caused extensive, further damage, increasing the scope of the repairs. However, the first defences installed reduced the potential impact and helped prevent further damage to the houses.
Patrick Hallgate, route managing director, Network Rail Western said: “We are all conscious of the importance of this railway to the South West, its economy and the people of Dawlish. They have been tremendous in supporting our team and understanding of the challenges we face. We are confident that we will have the railway back by mid-April and if we can we will beat that date.” Patrick Hallgate, route managing director, Network Rail Western.
To allow the public to witness the progress of the restoration live, Network Rail has set up a video feed of its restoration work on http://www.networkrail.co.uk/Dawlish/
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