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Repair solution agreed for Appleby landslip

Network Rail has announced that it has agreed a plan to repair the landslip on the Settle to Carlisle route which closed the route on 9 February but has not set any timescale for the work to be completed.

Full details of the techniques to be used at the site have not been released beyond the need for extensive earthworks and a structural solution to stabilise the track itself.

Rhiannon Price, Network Rail’s project manager for the Eden Brows repairs, said: “We have carefully considered many repair options and we are satisfied the one we’re going with is the best.

“Our aim is to do a thorough job that leaves the Settle to Carlisle railway line in better shape than it was before this landslip. As well as tackling this problem we intend to bring forward other, less major jobs we have earmarked on the shut section of line.

“We are acutely mindful of the impact on communities served by this line, including businesses reliant on tourist trade. We are working to fix this slip as quickly as possible.”

More in-depth details of the technical solution have been requested from Network Rail.

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