Monday, 20 October 2014

Before and After: Dawlish railway line back on track

In February this year a series of storms led to a huge breach in the sea wall at Dawlish in Devon and severely damaged the coast-hugging track. In total, about 260ft (79m) of sea wall was destroyed by high tides and stormy seas causing a stretch of railway to collapse.

February 2014 -

Since the storms High Motive have worked alongside National Rail, supplying vital equipment such as DECT Com II for RRv’s as well as installing wide area radio systems on site for both BAM and AMCO as work to restore the missing track continued.

The main 300ft-long breach has now been repaired with nearly 5,000 tonnes of concrete and 150 tonnes of steel, and a new 600ft-long section of track has been ready-built for installation. The final restoration work continues.

September 2014 -