30 Sep '11, 12am

UK rail network signals intention to cut carbon emissions by a quarter

The UK's rail industry has this week set out ambitious new plans designed to slash the network's operating costs and reduce carbon emissions by 25 per cent per passenger kilometre by the end of the decade. The industry's leading players, including the Association of Train Operating Companies, Rail Freight Operators Association and network operator Network Rail, yesterday released an Initial Industry Plan (IIP) for the period from 2014 to 2019, detailing proposals for a major new upgrade programme designed to increase capacity and enhance efficiency across the network. FURTHER READING US pledges $136m to help grow wood and grass-based biofuels industry Report: Car makers can drive efficiency gains without driving up prices The IPP will form the basis for negotiations over the next two years between Network Rail, the Office of Rail Regulation and the government as they seek ...

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