Taffswell to Aberdare​

“RSSI employed local staff which resulted in; fast response times, reduced travel, fatigue and emissions. We set out a ‘Safe System of Work’ plan and assisted on all relevant Task Brief documentation.”
Graham Talbot, Head of Arboriculture

Services Delivered

RSS Infrastructure is working for an existing Transport for Wales contractor, who are operating on behalf of Keolis Amey, to undertake vegetation clearance along the Core Valley Lines.

Key Actions

  • Vegetation clearance
  • Working under Wildlife Licence issued by Natural Resource Wales


Taffswell to Aberdare

Project Value



Vegetation Management

Project Duration


Project Delivery

The Arboriculture team sent out a group of four professionals, including a Climber, Aerial Rescuer, and Grounds Operative, all of whom have received training in City and Guilds NPTC for tree climbing and aerial rescue as a minimum requirement.

To ensure the safety of the team from train movements, we developed a “Safe System of Work” plan in collaboration with the in-house planning team. We also contributed to the creation of all the relevant Task Brief documentation for this project. Additionally, a third-party ecologist was present to oversee all operations in areas that required extra sensitivity. Additionally, a third-party ecologist was present to oversee all operations in areas that required extra sensitivity.

 This ecologist ensured that all sensitive habitats were protected according to the Dormouse and Bat license issued for these works by Natural Resources Wales.

To make sure that the tender met the requirements of the contract, we hired local staff through our Newport office. This location enabled us to conduct resourcing and rostering for the project locally, resulting in reduced travel times, response times, fatigue, and emissions.

By engaging the Arboriculture division for this project, the client benefited from a solution that enhances Welsh Transport Infrastructure’s safety, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.


About Us

RSS Infrastructure provides multi-disciplinary infrastructure services for the rail, civil and utilities sectors. With offices in Birmingham, Cwmbran, and Doncaster, RSSI works with several clients, including Network Rail, WMCA, Midland Metro Alliance, HS2 as well as Tier 1 & 2 contractors. Services offered include; Arboriculture, Construction & Civils, Magnetic Track Safety, Possession Management, Rail Operations, Safety-Critical Resource, Signalling, Track Warning Services, and Welding.


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