Decarbonising the railway
On behalf of Network Rail, train operators and freight companies, the Rail Delivery Group has been working with partners across the industry as part of a task force to understand how Britain could have a low carbon railway in the future.
Mark Gaynor, our Head of Railway Planning, is part of the industry taskforce. Marking the publication of the report, he said:
“Rail is already a green way to travel, cutting up to 7.7million tonnes of carbon emissions every year but we want to go further and work with the government to deliver a zero-carbon railway for Britain.
“Building on the introduction of new and more efficient trains across the railway and together with a government-backed strategy in place to enable further investment, our proposal for an independent organising body to join up the industry would ensure that this long-term ambitious target is met.”
More information from RSSB
- About decarbonisation
- Infographics about decarbonisation (zip file)
- Initial report to the Rail Minister (31 January 2019)