Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016
2.5 miles of vegetation management work will take place over four weeks starting on Monday 17 October between Hooton and Bromborough. The work is essential to keep passengers and workers 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 Wednesday 28 September between 4pm and 6.30pm at Delamere (community) Centre, Delamere Ave, Wirral, CH62 9ED , 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.
Wayne Evans, project manager 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