Last edited 11 Jan 2019

False cutting

Cutting is the excavation of earth to lower the ground level to allow a railway to remain at the same level. Cuttings help to reduce noise and/or visual impacts associated with trains passing.

False cutting is a means of screening a linear feature such as a road or railway by forming embankments on both sides of the feature.

Ref The HS2 London-West Midlands Environmental Statement, published by the Department for Transport in November 2013.

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