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landslip

[′lan‚slip]
(geology)
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"Train services are now suspended between North Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog, until such time as the landslip debris is cleared, repairs completed and the tunnel workings made safe.
The statement said that A K Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway accompanied by DRM Aparna Garg and Divisional Engineers today inspected the locations where landslips had occurred due to heavy rains over the last few days.
Experts say the landslips are largely related to local geology and steep slopes, but it is also likely heavy rainfall is linked to the events.
It is believed that the owner of a house on Taylor Hill - or his insurer - will have to pay for the hire of the traffic lights as well as the landslip repair.
Four involved a retaining wall within the extent of the landslip and the fifth was a one km realignment of the A76 away from the fallen embankment.
A Network Rail statement said: "Southern are working very closely with Network Rail who have assessed the site of the landslip which occurred yesterday.
A landslip following bad weather on Sunday caused part of the Rhondda line to be blocked, and it was still blocked yesterday afternoon.
The landslip or landslide, he said, occurred between the trail's stations 16 and 17 on the steep portion of the mountain.
David Symonds Associates were appointed to investigate the causes of the landslip and subsequently put forward remedial solutions.
It's with thousands of tonnes of earth had to be removed after high levels of rainfall caused the drainage to become overwhelmed, leading to the landslip.
"Our priority was to make the landslip safe and fully re-open the railway as soon as it was safe to do so," he said.