How to find out more about tree cutting on the railway near Barrhead

tree cutting between Pollokshaws and Barrhead
Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail is inviting local residents to drop in events ahead of work to cut back vegetation near the railway between Pollokshaws and Barrhead.

Clearing of the trees along the four-mile railway corridor will begin on February 24th 2020 and will enable further site investigation(SI/GI). These will then help with future investment proposals in the future.

Work will continue until the end of June.

As well as vegetation clearance, the work will include a general tidy up and will address any issues with fencing uncovered a

tree cutting between Pollokshaws and Barrhead
Credit: Network Rail

The work will be completed in a combination of both day and night-time working, including at weekends.

The drop-ins will be held at:

  • 4.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Monday 17 February
    • Cleeves Primary School
    • 271 Househillmuir Road, Nitshill
    • Glasgow G53 6NL
  • 4 pm – 7 pm
    • Tuesday 18 February
    • The Foundry
    • Main Street, Barrhead
    • East Renfrewshire G78 1SW
tree cutting between Pollokshaws and Barrhead
Credit: Network Rail

The equipment which will be used to clear the vegetation will include chainsaws, and chipping machines as well as ‘on track’ plant and machinery.

If people cannot make it along to the drop-ins, they can ask any questions or raise any concerns by contacting Network Rail on 03457 11 41 41.

What did the officials say?

Katie Vollbracht, Network Rail’s senior sponsor for the programme, said,

“Given the scale and duration of this work, we will be offering local people the chance to come along to community drop-ins to find out more about what we are doing and to ask any questions direct to the project team.

“We understand that this work will be noisy and inconvenient at times but hope that the opportunity to come along, find out more information and ask any questions is useful and will help people understand why we have to carry out this work.”

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