River Axe flood alleviation – modular solution delivered in a nine day blockade

About the project

Network Rail had to alleviate flooding on the River Axe at Broom Lane and Axe Farm, to safeguard this part of the Salisbury to Exeter route.

Modular construction and community engagement were key to installing the new structure during a nine day blockade in this rural setting near the village of Hawkchurch.

I’d like to give thanks to passengers and the local community for their patience over the last nine days as we worked around the clock to complete the installations as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan. The new flood resilience measures will mean we can provide a better, more reliable railway for passengers travelling through the south west.

Rebecca Wells, Senior Project Manager for Network Rail

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