New sea wall helping to protect UK coastal railway line

In February 2014, a devastating storm in the UK struck the south Devon coastline at Dawlish cutting off the only railway line to the south west. Seven years on, a new sea wall that is being built by Network Rail is proving to be effective at protecting the railway and town from rising sea levels and extreme weather.

New sea wall helping to protect UK coastal railway line New sea wall helping to protect UK coastal railway line New sea wall helping to protect UK coastal railway line New sea wall helping to protect UK coastal railway line New sea wall helping to protect UK coastal railway line

The Wavewalker installing piles at the Colonnade breakwater as part of Network Rail’s work to build a new sea wall to protect the railway and the town of Dawlish from rising sea levels and extreme weather

Following the UK government's commitment to spend £80 million (US$111 million) on a new sea wall in Dawlish, the Devon town's coastline is undergoing a mighty transformation.