How rail can play its part in decarbonising transport

Want to join us for the next TransCityRail? TransCityRail Midlands takes place on 10th Feb 2022. View the full agenda here.

Rail travel is already a relatively low-carbon method of transportation, accounting for less than 2.5% of overall transport emissions and about 0.6% of the UK’s total emissions. But improvement and changes are needed - essential as net-zero targets loom and the future of our planet hangs in the balance.

Following the Department for Transport's Transport Decarbonisation plan TransCityRail North host Helen Fospero is joined by Kim Yates, Technical Principal - Sustainability, Mott MacDonald, Sue Percy, CEO CIHT, CIHT, James Brewer, Head of Rail, BEIS and Elaine Clark, CEO, Rail Forum Midlands to discuss the role that the rail sector can play to achieve the goal of transport cutting its emissions by 50% by 2030.

Points discussed include the integration of modes of transport, how the supply chain can do more to understand their own carbon footprint and the need to enhance green skills.

The next TransCityRail live event takes place in the Midlands on the 10th Feb. If you'd like to be at the event which enables you to network with speakers and attendees, submit your questions directly to the panel and hear first hand of upcoming opportunities in the region then you can find out more about the event here.

 

RTM Dec/Jan 22

RTM Dec/Jan 22

Transforming Weather and Seasons

Our December-January 2021-22 edition of RTM is packed with insights and innovations to help us deliver the railway network of the future. As we enter into the winter period, it’s fitting that we offer our cover story to Network Rail’s Dr Brian Haddock, discussing how weather and seasons are changing our railway network. Elsewhere, we have Charlotte Blach explain a new tool to support supply chain opportunities, and delve deeper into Track & Infrastructure innovations, alongside so much more…

 

 

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Passenger Safety

RTM365 Online Festival

The future of rail safety
24 February 22

Everyone has the right to go home safe.

The health and safety of both our workforce and passengers are paramount and it should be a priority in all of our project, development, and maintenance activities. Despite the fact that our railway is one of the safest in the world, there is still work to be done to protect the safety of everyone. Using technology to its full extent can improve important, accurate, and potentially lifesaving communications.

RTM365 will bring together industry leaders on February 22nd to discuss how we can use changing safety technology, promote training and development, and create a safer railway for both our employees and passengers.

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The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

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