Rail operator unveils first co-operative energy project on UK rail network

The new initiative is expected to save up to 50 tonnes of carbon a year, generating over 200,000 kW hours of electricity. Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which manages Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services, is strengthening its commitment...

Rail station air quality monitoring commences at five Greater Anglia stations

Five stations on the Greater Anglia network have become part of a national study aimed at measuring air quality on the railway. Monitoring commenced at Cambridge, Ely, Ipswich, Norwich and Stansted Airport stations this week and will join 100 other...

RSSB: Sustainability: Decarbonising Traction

RSSB explores GB rail’s most efficient route to Net Zero. Traction decarbonisation in context As world leaders meet at the 26th UN Climate Change conference (COP26), RSSB is spotlighting the challenges—and opportunities—of moving to sustainable rail. In our first piece we...

New detailed programme of air quality monitoring introduced across Britain’s railways

This programme represents GB rail’s most detailed examination of air quality to date. Sustainable issues such as climate change, social sustainability and air quality, remain under the spotlight after the recent UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). RSSB...

RSSB: The new innovative online Rail Social Value Tool goes live for early adopters

Early adopters in the rail industry have today gained access to RSSB’s new online tool for measuring the social value of their projects, day-to-day operations and investments. The Rail Social Value Tool (RSVT) is provided by RSSB and Loop (formerly Social...

HS2 celebrates big carbon saving on UK’s longest rail bridge

HS2 is on track to cut the amount of embedded carbon in the Colne Valley Viaduct by at least 28.4%, as works continue for what will be the UK’s longest railway bridge. Applying lessons from the construction of the latest...

Greater Anglia reduces energy use at its rail stations

Greater Anglia has saved more than 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent from being emitted into the atmosphere, after installing energy management technology at some of its stations. The Wireless Energy Management Systems (WEMS) were installed at more than 30...

Reduce rail fares to tackle transport emissions now, not by 2040, says transport charity

Campaign for Better Transport has urged the Government to tackle transport emissions now by reducing rail fares to encourage more people to choose the train, rather than relying on 2040 road-based targets. On the day the UN Climate Conference in...

Network Rail welcomes Prime Minister at Glasgow Central to see ground-breaking green trains at COP26

The Prime Minister was welcomed to Glasgow Central station this afternoon by Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines as he boarded one of the green trains of the future being showcased at COP26. Mr Johnson was given a tour of...

Southeastern to win back passengers with more trains to boost the night-time economy and shift people from cars to greener rail

More trains will be re-introduced to the train timetable, beginning on December 12, supporting jobs and the economy across Kent, East Sussex and south-east London, as part of Southeastern’s drive to win back passengers to the railway encouraging people...

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Birmingham Ladywood MP hears how constituents are benefitting from HS2

Birmingham Ladywood MP, Shabana Mahmood, has visited HS2’s Curzon Street Station site to see for herself how Eastside is...