Henley Branch Line – Overnight Trackside Flailing


Network Rail advise that mechanical flailing will be taking place along the side of the branch line from Monday 1 February to Friday 5 February, between 01:00 and 05:30.

What are the works involved? 

We will shortly be undertaking vegetation clearance along the side of the railway tracks between Twyford and Henley Stations. These works are part of our vegetation management programme to ensure that a suitable position of safety and sighting is available for staff looking out for trains and moving along the trackside. The work will involve the use of Road Rail Vehicles with a mechanical flailing attachment.

How we will manage the impacts on our neighbours?

We recognise that construction work on the railway can be disruptive to those living or working nearby. The nature of our work often means some disturbance is unavoidable, but please be assured that every effort is made to minimise any unnecessary noise and we have reminded all staff to be considerate to our neighbours.

When will the work take place?

Work will be undertaken each night from Tuesday 2 February 01:00 to Friday 5 February 05:30.

Where will you be accessing the track?

We will be using Twyford train station as our access point.

Contact Us

We hope this information is helpful and we apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause. However, if you have any additional questions or concerns about the work taking place in your area please call our dedicated 24-hour National Helpline on: 03457 11 41 41