As a leading provider of outdoor maintenance, vegetation management, and environmental services, Ground Control is pleased to introduce a new fleet of road-to-rail vehicles (RRV) and Network Rail-approved On Track Plant (OTP) operations to its expanding portfolio. As a regular contractor to Network Rail, National Highways, and other key players in the transport infrastructure sector, this development is designed to maximise value to customers by offering greater efficiency, safety, and precision.

Ground Control has long been at the forefront of innovation in the infrastructure and vegetation management industry, and investing further in our OTP operations and state-of-the-art machinery marks a significant milestone in the company's commitment to delivering cutting-edge, end-to-end solutions.

This specialist RRV fleet offers efficient, cost-effective, vegetation management solutions across the nation's railway network. Working with our key Network Rail and Tier 1 clients, under our Plant Operators Scheme (POS) and Principal Contractor Licences, we provide end-to-end management solutions for projects of any size and complexity.

Key features of the service include:

  • Advanced Machinery: Ground Control's OTP fleet comprises state-of-the-art, purpose-built machinery equipped with the latest technology, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
  • Skilled Operators: A team of highly trained and certified operators brings a wealth of experience to every project, guaranteeing the highest level of precision and safety.
  • Real-time Monitoring: Ground Control's OTP Operations service includes real-time monitoring and reporting, allowing project managers and clients to track progress and make data-driven decisions instantly.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Ground Control implements ecologically sensitive practices in its operations and is committed to minimising waste and carbon emissions.
  • Compliance and Safety: As a RoSPA Presidents Gold Award winner (for 13 consecutive years),  Ground Control maintains the highest safety standards and complies with all industry regulations, giving clients peace of mind throughout the project.

Ground Control's RRV fleet is perfectly suited for a wide range of applications, including track maintenance, vegetation control, earthworks, and more. Whether it's railroads or roadways, the business is adaptable and scalable to meet the unique needs of each project.

Austin Brown, Infrastructure Director at Ground Control said: 

I am incredibly proud to launch our new road-rail plant business, as it marks a significant milestone in Ground Control’s growth and diversification in the Rail sector. This specialist division will service and enhance our current business while expanding our service offerings and increasing our market reach as we enter CP7.

On Track Plant (OTP) Operations

Safe and reliable OTP services that support the smooth functioning of the railway and road network.
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