Borders Railway vegetation removal

Work has been going on for over a year on the Borders Railway

Work has been going on for over a year on the Borders Railway

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Vegetation management works for the Borders Railway are now underway along the route, which is set to be re-opened in September 2015.

The works will see the removal of some trees and bushes, followed by the installation of line-side fencing, to enable a safe corridor for the trains to run through.

Hugh Wark, project director, Network Rail, said: “The vegetation works are essential to enable the new railway line to operate safely.

“Line-side vegetation can often obscure signals, get blown onto the tracks, or be dangerous to our track maintenance teams.

“The removal of flora therefore helps to minimise these risks.”