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Approved WMCA Budget will fund schemes that can support economic recovery and help protect environment

A budget of more than £900m, including funding for infrastructure, regeneration and job training schemes that can support the region’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery and...

Winter is staying : travel warning as icicles cleared from railway tunnels

Game of Thrones may have coined the phrase ‘winter is coming’, but winter is staying in the North West as railway workers battle to...

Investment focused on sustainable travel for a green recovery

Priorities set out for future transport projects.Accelerating economic recovery and laying the groundwork for an inclusive, greener transport network will be at the heart...

Go-Ahead named most admired transport company for community and environmental responsibility

Go-Ahead tops table of 11 UK transport companies in independent ranking on community and environmentThe company received the highest scores overall of all bus...

World-first hydrogen double-deckers enter service

As railways start to look at using hydrogen to power the trains of the future on lines which it would not be economical to...

Improving lineside biodiversity

As part of its new action plan for sustainable vegetation management, Network Rail is using cutting-edge technology along Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network,Scientists from the...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post...

HS2 to plant 730,000 trees by Spring 2021

Specialist ecology teams from HS2 will plant over 300,000 trees across the Phase One route during the winter monthsThis will take the total number...

GWR’s bi-mode trains to become tri-modes

The 36 Class 802 trains operated on the Great Western main line by GWR may soon be running on battery power, after an exclusive...

Environmental clean-up started at Llangennech

Work has commenced to remove and replace 12,000 cubic metres of diesel-contaminated soil around the site of the Llangennech freight train fire that took...

DB Cargo tests alternative to diesel fuel

As part of its programme to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonise its operations, DB Cargo UK has...

Network Rail is planting thousands of trees around the country

Network Rail and national conservation charity The Tree Council have joined forces to plant more than 80,000 trees and hedgerows across the country this...

Hydrogen-powered train now approved and tested in Austria

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell train, Alstom's Coradia iLint, has just completed three months of successful test operation on ÖBB’s (Austrian Federal Railways)...

Wales releases new Transport Strategy

A new transport strategy from the Welsh Government pledges a major reduction in carbon emissions from the transport network in Wales.With transport currently making...

Network Rail sets ambitious targets to tackle global warming

Network Rail has become the first railway company in the world to set ambitious Science-Based Targets to limit global warming.This means that the company...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent...

The railway prepares its leaf-busting machines to tackle the autumn season

1 October marks the first day of the railway’s autumn season, and Network Rail’s fleet of 61 leaf-busting trains and 80 leaf-busting teams are...