Autumn on the railway [Network Rail]





Date: 17/09/2018

Autumn's here - the nights are drawing in, the temperature's dropping and we're preparing to combat leaves on the line. Millions of trees grow along the railway, dropping thousands of tonnes of leaves onto the tracks throughout the season. The debris can cause significant disruption to the network. Leaves stick to damp rails and passing trains compress them into a smooth, slippery layer, reducing trains grip.


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Autumn on the railway - Network Rail

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Autumn's here “ the nights are drawing in, the temperature's dropping and we're preparing to combat leaves on theline. Millions of trees grow along the railway, dropping thousands of tonnes of leaves onto the tracks throughout the season. The debris can cause significant disruption to the network. Leaves stick to damp rails and passing trains Continued

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