DECARBonising the Railway
The Rail Industry Decarbonsation Taskforce final report, published on 22 July 2019, sets out how the industry will contribute to the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. RSSB is named as lead body for several of the recommendations in the report.
Most of rail’s progress in reducing carbon will come from lowcarbon traction options, including hydrogen and battery. Projects in the DECARB programme will define an industry-wide carbon measurement methodology, interim and long-term targets, and the route to service for hydrogenand battery-powered trains, including the cost of fuelling and battery-charging infrastructure.
Stakeholders from across the industry are invited to participate by providing support in an advisory or technical capacity. If you would like to get involved, particularly in hydrogen fuelling and batterycharging infrastructure and standardisation, contact Andrew Kluth, Lead Carbon Specialist.