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Delivering a sustainable railway

Rail is already one of the greenest ways to travel but we’re committed to making it even greener.

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’re proud to be the first railway organisation in the world to set ambitious science-based targets to cut carbon emissions and help limit global warming to 1.5°C.

And we’re working with suppliers so that, by 2025, 75% of our suppliers, when measured by their emissions, have science-based targets too.

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.

Trees alongside the railway from above

Our environmental sustainability priorities

We’re focusing on four areas that will make the most of the positive impact rail can have to the lives of our passengers, our society and our economy while minimising any negative impact on the natural environment.

A low-emission railway

Making the railway more resilient to extreme weather

Helping plants and wildlife flourish

Recycling and reusing everything

Download Environmental Sustainability strategy

Download Biodiversity Action Plan

Download Our ambition for a low-emission railway

Download Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy documents

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