Rail Hand Spray
Weed control on the main railway lines in the UK is carried out using dedicated Multi-Purpose Vehicles, but these can not cover every part of the network, and areas such as station bays, sidings and wide ways require treatment by teams of knapsack operators working on foot.
Up to 2007 Weedfree carried out the majority of this work as a sub-contractor under independent management appointed by Network Rail. Following a competitive tender process in 2008, Weedfree was awarded the hand spraying of the entire rail network in England, Scotland and Wales contracted directly to Network Rail.
The award of this contract is recognition of our excellent record, full national coverage and top level certification for pesticide application and rail safety.
Our teams now visit all the major railway stations in Great Britain during the campaign, and we are now able to offer regular weed control services for station platforms, walkways, car parks, depots and sidings at competitive rates to train operating companies, rail freight operators and rail infrastructure contractors anywhere in the country.
We carry out manual removal of heavy vegetation using strimmers, chainsaws and chippers, and have operators fully qualified for tree works.
We also provide weed control services to light rail and tram systems, heritage railways, private sidings and industrial rail heads.
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