As a result of recent heavy rain there was a small landslip onto the railway line near Lydney on Saturday. The line was closed by Network Rail and a team of engineers moved in overnight Saturday to remove 30 tonnes of spoil and put barriers in place. This allowed the railway to reopen with a reduced speed on Sunday morning.
Further movement took place overnight on Sunday, but the line has been examined this morning (Monday) and opened for use with a speed restriction for safety. NR engineers will be working today (Monday) to undertake more work so that the line can safely operate under normal speeds
This is why the Govt has given NR £25m funding to make this stretch of line more resilient to extreme weather:
I’ll be discussing the resilience of the rail network with the Chief Executive of Network Rail today (Monday) in my role as Transport Secretary.
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