Destination: a net zero railway
p style=”margin: 0px 0px 25px;color: #1a1a1a;font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 20px”>The UK has set itself a legally binding target of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, and rail travel will be crucial to realising this. As the UK’s economy begins to recover from the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, we need to ensure that the rail plays its part in fostering a green recovery. Rail is already a low-carbon form of transport, accounting for 10% of total journeys but only 1.4% of total transport emissions and about 0.5% of the UK total emissions, making it an environmentally friendly way to transport people and goods across the country. However, there is much more to do to reach net zero. With the right infrastructure and holistic transport policies in place, rail can play a leading role in the decarbonisation of the transport sector.
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