Railways: Dawlish

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Ruth Smeeth Ruth Smeeth Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much it cost to reconstruct the railway at Dawlish; and from which budget that cost was met.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

£35m was spent repairing the most damaged section of the track and sea wall and associated works during the initial 56-day work period at Dawlish. Work to raise the walkway is additional and has an anticipated final cost of £15.3m. Funding came in two phases: Phase 1 emergency work was funded primarily from insurance with the Network Rail structures renewals budget paying the excess of £2m. Phase 2 (raising the walkway) will be funded through Network Rail’s Control Period 5 (2019-24) structure renewals budget.

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