Reactive Works, West Coast Mainline

Vegetation Management Case Study

Following an incident on the West Coast Mainline on the 20th July 2022, QTS received a call from the Euston Works Delivery Unit to deal with an emergency tree removal operation.

A 100ft poplar tree from third party line had fallen, bringing down overheard powerlines which started a major lineside fire which also impacted 10 neighbouring properties. This fallen tree also resulted in all six lines north of Euston being blocked.

Following the call at 1500, a team and required RRVs were mobilised by 1530 and by 2000 hours, the team and resources were on site. By 2200 hours, the removal of the tree was in progress.

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