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.

 

 

RTM OCT/NOV 21

RTM OCT/NOV 21

Delivering High Speed Two

Our October/November 2021 edition of RTM is packed with insights and visions for a future UK railway which is safe, efficient, and resilient. We delve into the restoration works at Bristol Temple Meads station with Maxine Prydderch, learn from Orlando De Leon about an innovative new piece of technology, and explore with HS2 Ltd’s Director of Stations & Systems, Chris Rayner, some of the successes already seen on HS2. That and so much more is available within the digital pages of our latest edition, so jump in and explore…

 

 

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Regional Investment

RTM365 Online Festival

Regional Investment
9 December 21

The rail industry is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation with railways about to undergo the most significant transformation in 25 years.

We will be able to provide a more dependable and well-connected passenger first railway as a result of the network improvement. But what does this entail for individual locations in terms of investment?

On the 9th December, RTM365 will bring together leaders from each of the UK regions at our next instalment of virtual events to get the answer to these questions and learn more about regional rail investment, major projects and the effect of the upcoming Great British Rail transition.

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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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