Dawlish Railway Line Officially Open

Image Courtesy of Network Rail

The army of maintenance staff has now completed the 18-month long project to repair the track on the Penzance to Paddington rail line and to also to rebuild and strengthen the sea wall.

Local people were invited to the opening ceremony at new raised sea wall and joined some of the members of the Orange army to celebrate the cutting of the ribbon.

The project was triggered by last years winter storms and for many months the line was shut to all rail traffic.

Sophie Young, the scheme project manager, said:

As well as repairing the railway and sea wall, this project has been about making the area more resilient for the future. We have also carried out cliff stabilisation work at Teignmouth, to prevent any future extreme weather causing the level of damage that occurred last year.

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