Delivering a sustainable railway
Rail is on a journey to a cleaner, greener future. It’s already one of the greenest ways to travel, but there’s more we can do.
Sustainability is important to our passengers and it’s important to us. It’s an integral part of putting passengers first and making sure our railway is resilient, efficient and provides a great service in years to come.
We want rail to remain the greenest and most and reliable form of public transport in the Britain, so it can play a vital part in green economic recovery and growth. We are determined to maximise the positive contribution rail can make to the lives of our passengers, our society and our economy while minimising any negative impact on the environment.
Our 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
Download Environmental Sustainability strategy
Download Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy documents
Network Rail launches new Environmental Sustainability Strategy
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