Brent residents invited to drop-in event for railway vegetation work between Wembley and Park Street

Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016

5Network Rail is inviting Brent residents to an information event to find out more about upcoming railway vegetation work.The three miles of vegetation management work between Park Street and Wembley, scheduled to take place between early August and mid-November, is essential to keep train passengers and staff safe.

 

Last year across Britain around 1,000 trains collided with fallen trees or large branches – a number Network Rail is keen to reduce. Each year there are increased instances of trees and branches blocking or closing lines, disrupting passengers’ journeys.

 

Cutting trees and vegetation back to a safe distance from the tracks allows train drivers to clearly see signals – the traffic lights of the railway – and to spot potential hazards as soon as possible.

 

At the event, which takes place on Thursday 28 July between 4pm and 7pm at St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Road, Kensal Green, London NW10 5SN, Network Rail staff will be on hand to explain why this work is so important for railway safety and how they will tackle the challenge in this area.

 

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Vegetation management is an essential part of railway maintenance and is crucial to keeping both trains and passengers safe on the network.

 

“We encourage our lineside neighbours to come along to understand the work we are doing and how it may affect them. Our project team will be on hand to answer any questions and address any concerns they may have.

 

Source:-Network Rail

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