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Air Quality

Local air quality is recognised as a significant public health issue, with transport a major contributor to emissions. While overall rail emissions may be relatively minor, these can be significant at a local level.

As road emissions reduce, driven by regulation, policy and technology advances, the rail industry must be pro-active to ensure air quality on the rail network is understood and managed appropriately.

Rail Air Quality Strategy

RSSB established an Air Quality Steering Group made up of members from across the UK rail industry. We have developed a Rail Air Quality Strategy, which will be published later in May 2020.

Air quality research

RSSB is also undertaking a range of projects to measure air quality on the rail network and gain a better understanding of rail’s contribution to pollution levels in Air Quality Management Areas and Clean Air Zones. These projects are designed to support the industry in establishing a ‘baseline’ from which improvement measures can be implemented and evaluated where required.

Resources

Air Quality Strategy Framework
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