Over 500 people in the rail industry are now using the RSSB Rail Carbon Tool to help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.
Reducing long-term carbon emissions is one of theRail Sustainable Development Principles, which were re-published last year.
RSSB’s Rail Carbon Tool (RCT) helps organisations calculate and analyse the carbon emissions from rail projects and activities and can support the identification of low carbon alternatives. The tool can be used on projects of any size, from station refurbishment to platform extensions and new footbridges.
The RCT now has over 500 registered users; from engineers and environment teams to graduates and project managers. The number of projects using the tool has tripled from 21 in January 2016 to over 65 now. Significant projects using the tool include the Camden Capacity Upgrade, and East West Rail2 which is the first project to use the tool for a whole project and lifecycle assessment.
All the information on accessing and using the tool can be found on RSSB’s website. This includes 13 Rail Carbon Tool 'how to' films, which provide demonstrations on the key features.