Independent report

Network Rail vegetation management review: valuing nature, a railway for people and wildlife

John Varley’s independent report to the Department for Transport on Network Rail’s approach to vegetation management.

Documents

Valuing nature – a railway for people and wildlife: the Network Rail vegetation management review

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Rail Minister letter to John Varley, OBE TD

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The review assesses how effectively Network Rail manages lineside vegetation on its estate, in accordance with its:

  • statutory responsibilities to ensure a safe and reliable railway
  • responsibilities to protect and enhance the natural environment

Rail Minister Jo Johnson commissioned John Varley OBE TD to undertake this independent review into Network Rail’s approach to vegetation management in May 2018.

Published 28 November 2018
Last updated 29 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Rail Minister letter thanking John Varley for his report.
  2. First published.