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.