Government sets out vision for a safe and biodiverse railway lineside

The Department for Transport commissioned (DfT) John Varley to undertake an independent review into Network Rail’s approach to vegetation management entitled “Enhancing Biodiversity and Wildlife on the Lineside”.

The review document assesses how effectively Network Rail manages lineside vegetation on its estate, in accordance with its statutory responsibilities to ensure a safe and reliable railway, in addition to its responsibilities to protect and enhance the natural environment.

To download the document click here.