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First East Anglia station to receive solar panels in net zero step

Whittlesford Parkway station is to become greener with a new energy upgrade.

Train operator Greater Anglia will carry out a programme of electrical upgrades at the station in Cambridgeshire, which will reduce energy consumption and improve facilities for passengers.

The programme will include the installation of solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said: “This work will help to reduce energy consumption at Whittlesford Parkway and, at the same time, will improve the station ambience and environment for passengers.

“Investing in upgrades to stations across the network is extremely important to Greater Anglia, demonstrating our commitment to providing excellent facilities and service standards for our customers.”

Whittlesford Parkway will become the first station in East Anglia to be fitted with solar panels to meet energy requirements, which marks a step towards the rail industry’s 2030 net zero target.

LEDs, new variable controls, and more efficient car park and footbridge lighting will help to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency, which will reduce the station’s carbon footprint.

The work is expected to be completed in the summer and will not affect passenger services, with the station remaining open as usual.

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