Network Rail contract NR-SE-WA-00609

Project description

Stoughton Tree Care Ltd was awarded the Network Rail contract NR-SE-WA-00609 in 2014 to provide specialist climbing and herbicide treatment teams to the Sussex Area (SE Route).  The contract ran to April 2015 and had a value of £500K. We delivered critical vegetation clearance works throughout the Sussex Area during this time.

The instructed works included:

Clearance of line side vegetation to achieve compliance with the Network Rail line side vegetation standard. 

Works included clearance and herbicide maintenance of railway cutting slopes;
Clearance of ADAS hazardous line side trees;
Clearance of Autumn Leaf Fall sites;
Line side herbicide maintenance treatment by knapsack spray treatment;
On site possession management of extensive tree clearance works;
Emergency response (24/7) with specialist multi-competent climbing staff and COSS competencies.

EMERGENCY STORM WORK (Sussex route – SE route)

Project description

Stoughton Tree Care Ltd provided direct emergency tree clearance response teams to the Sussex Route over the stormy winter of 2013-14 and also of 2014-15. 

We provided numerous stand-alone, fully competent and experienced climbing teams on the Network Rail route proving MPV and "ghost" trains during and following the severe storms. This allowed routes to be promptly cleared of fallen trees and permitted routes to open safely to passenger train traffic.
Teams were able to attend tree failure incidents out of hours throughout the winter within an hour on the Brighton Main line and within 2hrs elsewhere.
Teams were on-call from October to end of March continually with teams available to work at any time during these months.
Call outs involved the safe remova lof  fallen and wind-blown trees and vegetation from the tracks and also removing dangerous and hazardous trees from the line-side.