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Wildlife on Railways: Its not just trains that use railways, they provide a habitat for a wide range of wild plants and animals. As vital green corridors bringing the countryside into the urban jungle. They help to sustain a diversity of wildlife not often found elsewhere in urban areas. Lineside management relaxed when railways became modernised after steam locomotives, since then grasslands, scrub, thickets and woodland have developed along them. Through chance, railways have often provided better wildlife habitats than most parks and city squares. Railtrack and the Wildlife trusts are adopting practices to ensure that wildlife conservation is considered in routine operational management of the railways, as well as where new lines are being built.