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FirstGroup becomes first UK public transport operator to commit to ambitious net zero target

FirstGroup has become the first bus and rail operator in the UK to formally commit to setting an ambitious science-based target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. A science-based target (‘SBT’) provides a clearly defined pathway for...

National Railway Museum announces Net Zero target ahead of May reopening

National Railway Museum, part of the Science Museum Group, announces target to achieve Net Zero by 2033Sustainability will be at the heart of Vision 2025 masterplan projects at the National Railway Museum and Locomotion in ShildonMuseum plans to reopen...

Rail Forum Midlands: Supporting the Green Recovery

In advance of the May elections, Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) has launched ‘Supporting the Green Recovery in all the Devolved Nations and City Regions’. This succinct document sets out the role the railway should play leading a Green Recovery following...

MPs’ call for more R&D to support decarbonising the railways

RSSB has welcomed a call from the House of Commons Transport Committee for continued investment in R&D to support rail’s contribution to decarbonisation. In its report “Trains fit for the future?” published this week, the Transport Committee echoes calls made...

Objectors question DfT’s response to bridge ‘assault’

Campaigners fighting to prevent hundreds of disused railway structures being demolished or infilled, despite many having potential value for future rail and active travel schemes, have challenged the Department for Transport’s “deficient” response to their concerns. Highways England, who manage...

Rail industry welcomes Transport Committee’s report on decarbonisation of the railway network

Parliament’s Transport Committee have today published their ‘Trains Fit For the Future’ report, calling for the decarbonisation of the rail network. David Clarke, Technical Director of the Railway Industry Association, said: “We very much welcome the Transport Committee’s report on decarbonising...

Supporting World Water Day: Train company’s smart water meters to save millions of litres a year

Supporting World Water Day: Smart water meters at GTR stations could save enough water for half a million cups of tea a day All 235 GTR stations will have a smart water meter by this summerConstant monitoring and leak alerts...

£7 million for zero emission mobility innovation

The Scottish Government is investing £7 million to support zero emission mobility across two new innovation projects. The LOCATE facility, which will be based at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) site in Dundee, will shortly receive £4 million to...

VolkerRail awarded Green Business of the Year Award

VolkerRail has received the Green Business of the Year Award for its commitment to environmental responsibility, at the 22nd annual Doncaster Business Awards. The Doncaster Business Awards, hosted by Doncaster Chambers, are the most prestigious awards in the region -...

World-class experts help Network Rail tackle challenge of extreme weather resilience

Detailed reports from taskforces led by renowned specialists Lord Robert Mair and Dame Julia Slingo, commissioned by Network Rail following the Stonehaven tragedy, published today.Reviews offer independent assessment of current practice and expert guidance on how to improve railway...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...