Net Zero Rail | Leaders Debate - Adaption to Climate Change

How is the rail industry adapting to climate change in order to maintain a safe, reliable network for the future?

Extreme weather conditions caused by climate change such as heavy rainfall, heatwaves, cold snaps, high winds, can all impact the railway and cause damage and disruption.

Climate change may increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather, so we need to start planning now to modify our operations to minimise the impact and cost of damaged infrastructure, offer reliance in the most cost-effective manner and ensure the safety of workers and passengers.

The #RTM365 Net Zero Rail event on 21st October, hosted by Rail Technology Magazine, looked at how the industry can continue to adapt to climate change, what we've learned from recent incidents and how emerging infrastructure may help construct a more resilient network.

Watch the debate above and hear the exciting and engaging thoughts from Hayley Warrens CEnv, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MIEnvSc, Climate Risk & Resilience Lead, Transport for Wales, Dr Brian Haddock, Seasons and Climate Specialist for Transport Modes, Network Rail and Tim Foster, Interim Strategy and Programme Director, Transport for the North along with TV Journalist, Helen Fospero.

 

If you would like to register for our next virtual event, Regional investment to have your chance to present your questions to the panellist register here.

 

 

Rail Technology Magazine latest edition Jun/Jul 22

RTM JUN/JUL 22

Elizabeth Line: Stations and Their Innovations

The anticipated June/July edition of RTM is now up and running, loaded with insights and analysis of upcoming rail projects, innovations and ambitions across the UK sector. We invite you to dive in to hear from the likes of Christian Irwin OBE, Rail Investment Centre of Excellence Director at Network Rail, as he outlines the developments within the SPEED project and Jackie Townsend, the Managing Director at Tram Operations Ltd, as she discusses innovative new technology to enhance safety standards and protocols within the industry. These are just a few of the great stories that we have to offer, so dig in and enjoy the informative fun. 

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TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.
 

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.

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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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