Climate change

Working with stakeholders, Railfuture positively campaigns for rail to play an increasing role in sustainably addressing transport, economic, social inclusion and environmental issues in Britain.

Rail, including all activity on the network, must chart a path to achieve no net negative imprint on the environment with zero emissions.

Business cases for investment in all transport projects must include the full environmental impact.

A properly funded industry research and delivery programme is required, moving away from fossil fuels to electric traction from renewable sources.

Britain’s railways must invest in capacity to increase passenger and freight volumes to at least double present levels facilitating significant modal shift and so increasing environmental benefits.

Railfuture article on UN Climate Change report

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