Major tree removal works set for train line between Petts Wood and Elmstead Woods

The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

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MAJOR tree removal works will take place along the train line between Petts Wood and Elmstead Woods.

The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

They are not expected to cause any disruption to train services.

Rupal Patel, community relations manager, Network Rail, said: "The works are necessary following a number of operational incidents involving trains being unable to stop in the required position in the platforms of stations.

"The problem is being caused by poor railhead adhesion, caused by leaf fall.

"These improvements are a vital aspect of our strategy to provide a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century.

"The works are necessary to ensure the safe passage of trains."

 

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12:09pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Voulvoir says...

What a convoluted way of saying that leaves on the line cause trains to skid!
What a convoluted way of saying that leaves on the line cause trains to skid! Voulvoir
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1:55pm Thu 6 Feb 14

tdlkent says...

What would you rather have? Leaves on the line or a landslide (as has already happened locally), Trees soak up water.
What would you rather have? Leaves on the line or a landslide (as has already happened locally), Trees soak up water. tdlkent
  • Score: 4

3:38pm Sat 8 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

Nothing will get in the way of the.......... SYSTEM!
Nothing will get in the way of the.......... SYSTEM! white rabbit9
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Sun 9 Feb 14

dag says...

A neighbour had 7 mature oak/ash trees felled a few years ago. Our garden has been flooded recently . If they removed these trees it'll mean even more flooding. Trees DO soak up water, apart from looking beautiful and a wild life haven. Let's concrete over the whole of the South East. If nothing else it will please the vandals and graffiti merchants.
A neighbour had 7 mature oak/ash trees felled a few years ago. Our garden has been flooded recently [never before in many many years]. If they removed these trees it'll mean even more flooding. Trees DO soak up water, apart from looking beautiful and a wild life haven. Let's concrete over the whole of the South East. If nothing else it will please the vandals and graffiti merchants. dag
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