Rail represents one of the cleanest ways to travel, second only to walking or cycling. Across EU countries, less than one per cent of all transport gas emissions come from railways. Yet UK rail operators still face a serious challenge; last year, the Government challenged them to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, and while the sector has boarded its sustainability journey, the service is likely to be delayed. The sector has taken major steps to decarbonise and improve efficiency on its lines, ...
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