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.