Placement of 20,000t of rock armour along the banks of the River Eden in Cumbria marks a milestone in a £23M project to repair landslide damage to the Settle to Carlisle rail route.
Work on a piled track bed platform to support the rail line, which collapsed in February 2016, was completed earlier this year and the route reopened in March.
Network Rail London North Western route managing director Martin Frobisher said: “With the major repair completed earlier this year, the rock armour gives this location a further layer of resilience against the increasingly topsy-turvy British weather.”
In addition to the rock armour, silt booms and new drains have been installed into the foot of the embankment.
The final phase of work is expected to be complete in March 2018.