The massive scale of engineering works being undertaken by Network Rail to prevent future landslips on the Bexleyheath train line was unveiled in a series of images posted Sunday (August 16).

The photographs were uploaded by Network Rail's Kent and Sussex team and showed the huge scale of the project at hand.

The engineering works shut the Bexleyheath Line across the weekend (it remains closed through Sunday) as workmen attempted to address a serious and recurrent issue.

As News Shopper has previously reported, a number of landslips on the line running through Bexleyheath have hit rail users and workers alike in recent years.

One particularly bad instance occurred near Barnehurst in February 2019, when a "major" slip of land onto the tracks shut the line for multiple days and prompted a response from the rail authorities.

"After four landslips in the past decade – the most recent in February last year, blocking the line for seven days – we’re investing £6.6 million to provide a safe, permanent solution," a Network Rail spokesperson said earlier this year.

Sunday's images from the rail authority appeared to show that pledge in action, with teams of engineers and a number of heavy construction equipment visible working in the area.

"Thanks to everyone for your patience with our traditional weekend engineering works," a spokesperson for Network Rail Kent and Sussex said.

"This is some of what we're up to, on @Se_Railway 's Bexleyheath line, continuing work on the site of the #Barnehurst landslip repairs. As you can see, it's been very wet!"