Within our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Rebecca Cranshaw, Community and Environment Manager at Eurostar, discusses the company’s Tread Lightly plan and how the rail industry is witnessing a culture shift, as passengers become more focused on sustainability and allow this focus to impact their decisions.
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Research by HS1 Ltd has found that high-speed train travel between the UK and Europe has enabled a yearly emission reduction of 750,000 tonnes of carbon.
ORR have stated that operators using the High Speed 1 rail line will be expected to collectively pay £25.9 million annually.
With over 100 million passenger journeys in a decade and 48 million miles travelled collectively, Southeastern celebrates 10 years of high-speed train service.
East Midlands Railway has announced plans to invest more than £600 million in improvements which will include regular electric train services between London and Corby and Luton Airport.
It has been revealed that 20 per cent of passengers who flew from London to Bordeaux in 2017 would switch to a rail service if one was available.
The rail networks between London, Paris and Brussels will all receive ERTMS after the infrastructure managers together coordinate a development plan.
Railway operators are collaborating to determine a new international route, which could potentially be in operation within a few years…