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24.08.16

c2c launches energy-saving programme

c2c is seeking to save the equivalent of enough electricity to power its entire fleet for a week by installing LED lighting at its stations.

The lighting, which will be installed at all stations, is more energy-efficient than the existing lighting and automatically switches off when there is no one around and during daylight.

It is estimated that the initiative will save 1.2mkWh every year, which generates over 700 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is the same amount of energy used to run c2c’s trains for more than 100,000 miles, the distance they typically travel in a week.

Julian Drury, managing director of c2c, said: “These new LED lights provide the ideal combination of a bright and safe station environment with reduced light pollution, lower energy consumption and less waste.

“The lights are now in place at more than half of our stations, and we’ll have finished the whole programme so that everyone can enjoy the benefits long before the clocks go back in October.”

The Rail Safety and Standards Branch recently published a new set of sustainability principles designed to reduce the rail industry’s impact on the environment.

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Manchester Mike   25/08/2016 at 15:04

This is one of the reasons C2C is one of the most intelligent and progressive TOCs in the country.

Andrew Gwilt   27/08/2016 at 23:13

Abellio Greater Anglia could also replace the lights at all railway stations across the Anglia Region with brand new energy efficient eco-friendly LED lights just like what c2c are currently improving their railway stations with new LED eco-friendly lights being installed at all stations across the c2c network. Other train companies (TOCs) could also follow or they have replace lights at all major & smaller railway stations across the UK.

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