Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Our 30 year strategy for delivering a sustainable railway

Our vision is to serve the nation with the cleanest, greenest mass transport. We want to put passengers first, help passengers and freight users to make green choices, support local communities and be a good neighbour.

To deliver our vision we have four core priorities:

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A low-emission railway

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A reliable railway
service that is resilient
to climate change

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Helping plants and wildlife flourish

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Recycling and reusing everything

Our commitment to wider sustainable development goals, including social value, are also very important to us. There are social benefits to everything we do, and we are committed to supporting our local communities. Detailed social value plans will be addressed separately. Some wider environmental topics such as noise, vibration and water pollution are not the focus of this strategy but do form part of our wider environmental sustainability plans.

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