Information published on 28 September 2020 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

United Kingdom: Network Rail launches new Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Network Rail is on a journey to a cleaner, greener future. Its vision is to serve Britain with the cleanest, greenest mass transport.

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23 September 2020

Network Rail wants to ensure that rail remains the greenest and most reliable form of public transport in Britain so that it can play a vital role in green economic recovery and growth. It is determined to maximise the positive contribution that rail can make to the lives of its passengers, society and the economy while minimising any negative impact on the environment.

Environmental Sustainability Strategy

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy focuses on four areas:

  • A low-emission railway
  • A reliable railway that is resilient to climate change
  • Improved biodiversity of plants and wildlife
  • Minimal waste and sustainable use of materials

(Source: Network Rail)