Cleartrack provides specialist vegetation and environmental management services for the UK rail industry.
We always aim to achieve whole-life and cost effective solutions which also ensure compliance with rail standards and legislation. We combine practical contracting experience with innovative technical resources to undertake all aspects of environmental management along the rail corridor. From ecological surveying and the production of management plans to vegetation clearance and hazardous tree removals, Cleartrack has the answers to the most complex environmental situations.
Cleartrack can build on over 15 years rail vegetation management experience during which time our investment in specialist plant and machinery and considerable in-house experience has given us a reputation for delivering on time and within budget. Our specialised systems are developed for our client’s individual needs providing each with a bespoken one-stop shop. You can see additional information on the specific work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL)
Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL)
The newly constructed CTRL incorporates a wealth of management and maintanence works on the surrounding landscape. The asset measures 450 hectares including 1.2 million trees, 250 hectares of grassland and 86 miles of weed free zones. This area is in turn sub-divided into over 1,500 individual plots each of which is carefully managed according to detailed regimes. In addition to ensuring there is no adverse impact on the operational railway the main objective of the contract is to ensure that the new CTRL corridor is seamlessly blended into the Kent landscape as it grows and matures.
Within the contract there is a wide spectrum of works. These include:
- Formative pruning
- Gorse and broom management
- Rabbit fence removal
- Hedge removal
- Thinning and coppicing
- Wildflower and meadow maintenance
- Grass mowing
- Herbicide treatments
- Maintenance of accesses and compounds
- Young tree maintenance and planting