Preparing the line

Vegetation clearance and embankment work
Vegetation being cut back (left) and embankments being netted (right)

Ahead of the 20 November opening of the Dartmoor Line to passengers, Network Rail is continuing with their preparations to make the line safe ahead of opening. Vegetation is being cut back to reduce the risk of trees landing on the track and being struck by a train. Where there are embankments, the area needs to be netted to reduce the risk of slippage and damage to the newly laid track.