Strategic and controlled vegetation removal.

KLR are leaders in the maintenance and control of plants, trees, shrubs, and other vegetation along railway tracks and related infrastructure.  We ensure the safety and efficiency of Scotland’s railway by taking care of uncontrolled vegetation, which can pose as a hazard to railway operations. We can eliminate reduced visibility, track obstructions, fire risks, and interference with signaling equipment by using effective vegetation management techniques that are designed to address these challenges while preserving the natural environment where possible.

One of our primary objectives is to ensure the safety and reliability of railway operations. Overgrown vegetation can obstruct the view of train operators, hindering their ability to detect signals, track conditions, or potential obstacles on the tracks. By regularly trimming trees and clearing undergrowth, the risk of accidents caused by reduced visibility is minimised, enhancing the safety of both passengers and railway staff.

Uncontrolled vegetation can damage railway infrastructure, including tracks, bridges, and signaling equipment. Roots from nearby trees can destabilize tracks, leading to misalignments and maintenance issues. Regular vegetation management helps protect these vital components from potential damage, reducing maintenance costs and ensuring the longevity of railway infrastructure.

Our railway vegetation team carefully plans and uses skilled personnel to adhere to environmental regulations. Striking a balance between safety, operational efficiency, and environmental conservation our vegetation team contributes significantly to the seamless functioning of Scotland’s railway network while preserving the ecological balance of surrounding areas.

Recent Projects

On Track Vegetation Management

We were approached by Trac Engineering to assist with the clearance of 22 miles of vegetation on…

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Trackside Fencing

Our client Taziker authorised KLR to reinstate post, rail and mesh fencing at Helmsdale to secure…

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Springburn Station

KLR worked with principal contractor AmcoGiffen on the Springburn Station platform renewal. The…

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Crinan Canal Ram Pits

AmcoGiffen on behalf of Scottish Canals tasked us to create new Ram Pits for the Crinan Canal at…

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