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Retaining wall repairs enable Cumbrian coast line to reopen

Network Rail has reported that it has completed repairs to the Cumbrian coast rail line which was damaged in storms 10 days ago.

More than 4,000t of rock has been placed on site to repair the sea defences and retaining walls that were washed away between Sellafield and Maryport on 3 January.

“The storm and subsequent flooding caused significant damage to the railway along the Cumbrian coast but a huge amount of work has been completed in a very short amount of time so the line could reopen today,” said Network Rail area director Martin Frobisher.

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