Strathbungo residents will be aware that Network Rail has been proposing to “manage” the vegetation along the rail line. Previously, “management” meant a policy of slash and burn for all trees along our line. When the Strathbungo Committee heard of the proposals, we acted quickly to talk to our MSP Nicola Sturgeon and other elected representatives.
As a result we succeeded in getting a postponement while we had a commitment for further discussions with Network Rail. These discussions have now taken place.
It is clear from these talks that Network Rail will definitely be working on the East Kilbride line including our stretch on Strathbungo. We have tried to establish that works should conform to recently established environmental standards that respect biodiversity and ecosystem conservation along the line. We therefore enclose our note of the most recent Network Rail meeting together with the Network Rail minutes. These proposals will ensure regular consultation on the work.
We welcome any comments on this, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The society would like to thank our MSP Nicola Sturgeon and Caroline Scott, her office manager, for their assistance in this process.
Read on for full statements from Network Rail and the Society.