Composite mast promises greener and cheaper rail electrification

Government fund development of low-carbon composite railway mast. A prototype overhead line mast, funded by Innovate UK and Department for Transport, aims to slash emissions from railway constructionMast to benefit from advanced composite materials developed to reduce mass and save...

HS2 retrofit technology cuts carbon and costs for whole construction industry

Successful retrofit trial on large Non-Road Mobile Machinery certified by the Energy Saving TrustThe trial on older vehicles showed emissions reduced to new vehicle standards, leading to better air quality on construction sitesGreen light for industry-wide roll-out will bring...

Transport for the North responds to the Department for Transport’s decarbonisation plan

Following the publication of the Department for Transport's Decarbonising Transport: A better, greener Britain yesterday, Tim Wood, Interim Chief Executive at Transport for the North, said: “Addressing the climate emergency through the decarbonisation of our transport network is an urgent priority, and...

Rail Delivery Group responds to publication of government Transport Decarbonisation Plan

In response to the government's publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050, Andy Bagnall, Director General of the Rail Delivery Group, said: “Taking the train is already one of the greenest ways...

Hanson opens new rail depot to supply key projects and reduce CO2 emissions

Hanson has opened a new aggregates rail depot in West Drayton to supply customers in west London as well as key infrastructure projects. The move is part of the company’s strategy to improve its network of rail-connected depots and will...

HS2 announces new landmark as 700,000 trees planted and over 100 new habitats thriving on Phase One of the project

As part of its extensive environmental programme, HS2 has today announced that its contractors have now planted 700,000 trees and created over 100 wildlife sites along the route between the West Midlands and London. The wildlife sites represent...

Rail still safer and greener than road

Britain’s railways remain the safest and greenest forms of land transport, but there is no room for complacency. The independent rail safety body RSSB has published its latest Annual Health and Safety Report for Britain’s railways, covering the last financial...

HS2 unveils eco-friendly vegetable oil fuel innovation during London Climate Action Week

UK first as eco-friendly Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuelled piling rig trialled on HS2 construction site in London.One of many green innovations on sites across the project, including hybrid and fully electric machinery, battery powered lighting, hydrogen power units...

Decarbonising Scotland’s railway

Last July saw the publication of both Network Rail’s Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy (TDNS) and the Scottish Government’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. Both reports concluded that rail decarbonisation requires electrification of a large part of the unelectrified network,...

TRS Become the First Hirer In The Rail Sector To Switch to HVO Fuel.

Total Rail Solutions, the complete rail service provider, has made a significant announcement that will see the company become the first hirer in the rail sector, to announce that it will stop fuelling its plant and machinery with diesel. ...