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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...

Rail passengers encouraged to ‘Sip, Save and Recycle’

Network Rail is encouraging passengers to Sip, Save and Recycle as it installs 32 coffee cup recycling bins at seven of Britain’s biggest and...

Network Rail Launches Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Network Rail has published its ambitious and forward-looking Environmental Sustainability Strategy which forms a key part of its ambition for rail travel to be...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project,...

Moving waste by rail saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions

By switching to rail transport from road haulage, waste management specialist Biffa has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions in moving predominantly inert waste...

Electronic scarecrow installed at Longsight depot

Network Rail has installed a solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk to ward off birds causing delays to passengers travelling between...

Greater Anglia reminds customers that smoking is forbidden

Following a number of incidents which have inconvenienced customers and caused costly delays, Greater Anglia is reminding rail passengers not to smoke on trains. The...

Canal shuts Edinburgh to Glasgow main line

The severe weather on the night of 11/12 August, that led to the tragic derailment outside Stonehaven, also caused far greater infrastructure damage on...

Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the North Yorkshire...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled Transport Scotland’s ‘Rail Services Decarbonisation Action...

West Midlands to place climate change challenge at the heart of its updated transport plan

Transport for the West Midlands is set to update the region’s wide-ranging transport plan with a greater focus on meeting the challenge of climate...

South East seeks transport devolution

A partnership of local authorities and business leaders in the South East of England has submitted a bid for transport devolution to government. The proposal,...