Ready for the next stage of its South West Rail Resilience Programme, Network Rail has gone out to tender.
£25m worth of cliff stabilisation work in Devon is needed and Network Rail have invited the opportunity for civil engineering contractors to register an interest.
The work will involve cliff stabilisation, rock anchors and netting of several cliffs alongside the railway. Phase four of the South West Rail Resilience Programme involves cliff resilience works between Dawlish to Holcombe.
Established by Network Rail the South West Resilience Programme is to identify and put in place the best options to improve rail resilience between Dawlish and Teignmouth, whereby a repetition of the events of 2014 when heavy storms resulted in an eight week closure of the railway can be avoided.
Morgan Sindall is to build, as part of the same programme,a 209 metre extension of the Parsons Tunnel Rockfall Shelter over the line between Dawlish and Holcombe. The £28m contract for this work was awarded last year.