Piling starts on rail rockfall shelter in UK West Country

Network Rail has begun overnight works that will be taking place for eight weeks to improve the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe as part of its £37.4 million (US$50 million) resilience project to construct a 209m rockfall shelter extension north of Parsons Tunnel in Devon.

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The Parsons Tunnel work site where Network Rail is undertaking piling in order to install a rockfall shelter to protect the railway line

This important work forms part of the wider South West Rail Resilience Programme which is helping protect the railway line to the southwest of the UK, helping to ensure a reliable train service.