Network Rail considering Environmental Pollution

05 October 2020

A balance of opportunities and risks

Network Rail have published a report September 2020 on how they plan to tackle Environmental Pollution across the rail network in years to come.  

Andrew Haines Network Rail Chief Executive highlights:

The opportunity for rail is that with the right strategy, investment and personal
commitment we can help bear the burden of reducing the environmental impact of
transport in Britain. By becoming more sustainable and taking a bigger share of
transport use, rail will help the country meet its carbon goals and clean its air.
But there is also a risk for rail. If we fail to improve our environmental performance
while cars, lorries and planes clean up their act, then we will stop being a leader
and become a mere extra. Instead of being a reason to back rail, environmental
performance may become a reason to invest and focus elsewhere. Rail does not
have a right to exist and grow regardless of our performance.


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