Work started at Dawlish on June 1 to construct a new higher and wider sea wall to protect the railway and the town from the sea.
Teignbridge District Council approved Network Rail’s £30million plans to increase the height of the sea wall in April.
A 360-metre section of wall between Dawlish station and Kennaway Tunnel will be widened and increased in height by 2.5m using pre-cast concrete walls and a curved ‘wave return’ to divert water away from the railway.
NR has opened a ‘community information hub’ to keep residents informed about the project.
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