Making decarbonisation work for communities

Despite the fact that rail has the lowest carbon emissions of any mode of transport, people still choose to drive. So, how do we encourage people to switch to more environmentally friendly modes of transportation?

Rail is an important part of sustainable transportation and a low-carbon future. It has always served as a bridge between people, places, and opportunities. As climate change becomes a prominent emphasis at the national and local levels, as well as inside enterprises.

Arup – a company who are looking to make decarbonisation work for communities joined TransCityRail North host Helen Fospero for a highly engaging panel discussion to examine the quickly changing policy and technology landscape. The conversation was centered on how investing in low-carbon technologies offers a significant chance to achieve long-term sustainability in all aspects of the railway system, as well as to increase prosperity and social value in the communities it serves.

Over the next 30 years, ‘sustainable transport’ will be a crucial movement, as the industry embarks on its mission to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. Helen is joined by Andrew Went, Director and Rail Leader for Arup's UK, India, Middle East and Africa Region, Neil Holm, Transpennine Route Upgrade Director at Network Rail, George Davies, Director Sustainable Development at RSSB, And Liz Hunter - Interim Head of Policy and Development, West Yorkshire Combined Authority to discuss

Take a look at the full conversation at the top of the article to find out more.

The next TransCityRail live event takes place in the Midlands on the 10th of 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.

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Investing in the future of Scotland's rainforest

This issue highlights the latest topics within the rail industry, from decarbonising the Midlands, improving rail safety, meeting the future priorities of Scotland's Railway & more!                                                      


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Episode 37 - What does the future of transport look like

This episode of Track Talk sees a discussion with Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South Iain Stewart, Chair of the Transport Committee. The focus of this episode revolves around disruptive technologies within the rail sector, specifically the impact that the new, innovative advancements and trends might have across all modes of transport. The Transport Committee are taking proposals from people in the sector who are in the know about innovations that deserve more attention, so we have given them the platform to discuss the process and hear what the committee is looking for. 

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