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Network Rail are completing vital work in Whitby to prevent a landslip on a railway embankment to keep trains running safely.
Over the past few months, the embankment has been monitored after minor movement was found.
Network Rail is carrying out work to the embankment, which is on the west bank of the Esk and south of the A171 bridge.
As part of the work, trees and plants have been moved from the embankment, which Network Rail say is necessary as the roots of the trees can cause landslips.
The impacted soil from the top half of the embankment will be replaced with rock.
Credit: Network Rail
The work means that a section of the Esk Valley Walk which passes through the caravan park has been closed.
The footpath at the bottom of the embankment remains open, and the work will not impact on train services.
The work will be completed before Christmas.
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said: “Keeping passengers moving safely and reliably is our top priority, and carrying out this preventive work will enable us to keep doing that.
“The work will mean some short-term changes to a public footpath in the area, but we plan to have it back open as soon as possible.”
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