Drop-in event to present plans of vegetation management works at Harrow

Published on : Monday, March 7, 2016

Network RailNetwork Rail is inviting Harrow residents to an information event to find out more about upcoming railway vegetation work.

 

The vegetation management work, scheduled for 11 March to 30 June between Neasden South and Ruislip, is required to keep train passengers and staff safe.

 

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

 

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

 

At the event – on Tuesday 8 March between 4pm and 7pm at Victoria Hall on Sheepcote Road – 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 spokesperson for Network Rail said: “We encourage our lineside neighbours to come along to understand the work we are doing and any impact it will have on them.

 

“Our project team will be there to answer any questions from residents and address any concerns they may have.

 

“Vegetation management is an essential part of railway maintenance and this work is crucial to keeping both trains and passengers safe on the network.”

 

Source:- Network Rail

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