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.