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Dawlish work still underway one year on

Today mark the anniversary of the storm that swept away part of a rail line in Dawlish, Devon and, despite rail services being restored 10 months ago, work on site is still underway.

Network Rail has released a timelapse video of the reconstruction work undertaken by contractors on site - dubbed the orange army by local press – over the last year.

In addition to rebuilding the seawall and rebuilding the railway line, the work also included the “demolition” by water jet and removal of 25,000t of cliff material that had partially failed and presented a further risk to the reopening of the rail route.

Work still underway on site include removal of the temporary sea wall formed by shipping containers, reconstruction of a sea wall footpath to allow use at high tide and restoration of signalling systems.

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