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March 19, 2024

Thriving Railway Hedges Boost Biodiversity

Thriving Railway Hedges Boost Biodiversity

In a remarkable effort to enhance biodiversity, Network Rail has partnered with The Tree Council to cultivate thriving railway hedges in North London. Initiated in 2018, these hedgerows at Hadley Wood station have grown significantly, showcasing the railway's potential to support environmental sustainability.

Key Highlights:

  1. Collaborative Effort: The project was a collaboration between Network Rail, The Tree Council, contractors, and volunteers.
  2. Biodiversity Benefits: The hedges, comprising species like hawthorn, hazel, and blackthorn, provide vital habitats for wildlife.
  3. Recognition: The partnership earned the Sustainability and Environmental Excellence Award at the 2024 Rail Business Awards.

Positive Impact on the Environment

The initiative is part of Network Rail's broader commitment to managing lineside vegetation sustainably, addressing recommendations from the Varley Review. The success at Hadley Wood exemplifies how railways can contribute to the country's biodiversity while maintaining operational safety and reliability.

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