Rail line reopens after engineers make progress on landslip prevention work

Network Rail has reopened a line in the UK between Axminster and Pinhoe after a five-day closure, which allowed engineers to begin essential landslip prevention work at Honiton Tunnel, one of the most at-risk sites in the south of England.

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Remedial work underway by Network Rail at the entrance of the Honiton Tunnel on line between Axminster and Pinhoe

Due to its complex geology and many natural springs, the section of railway line leading up to the tunnel has suffered from landslips in recent years, one of which led to a train derailing in 2001.