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Course overview

The Network Rail Environmental and Social Minimum Requirements standard requires certain rail projects (those with over £1m spend on civils, track and overhead line equipment (OLE)) to undertake a carbon assessment using the RSSB Rail Carbon Tool.  Projects must demonstrate that they have undertaken an assessment and used the results to influence design and construction. 

In addition, there are UK policy requirements such as the goals to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. Measuring and reducing carbon is also important for achieving verification for specifications such as PAS (Publicly Available Specification) 2080. PAS2080 is the world’s first low carbon infrastructure specification which provides a framework for the industry to evaluate and manage whole life carbon emissions aiming to deliver reduced carbon and reduced cost solutions

The RSSB Rail Carbon Tool is free to access for both RSSB members and non-members working in the GB rail sector. This programme provides delegates with the knowledge to do carbon
assessments using the RSSB Rail Carbon Tool. This includes modelling data and using templates, capturing whole life and construction impacts, and interpreting data through the
internal analysis tools.

The course focuses on:

  • Learning the background to the RSSB Rail Carbon Tool and the regulatory and legislative context for undertaking carbon assessments.
  • Understanding how to reduce carbon emissions through design and construction, for capital and operational cost savings.
  • Completing practical exercises on mock rail infrastructure projects using the tool.
  • Learning how the tool can be used to undertake carbon assessments for Projects.


Who should attend?

This course is aimed at individuals who would use the RSSB Rail Carbon Tool to do carbon assessments for their projects and reduce carbon emissions.

Key information


  • RSSB Member and Affiliate: £250 (£300 including 20% UK VAT)
  • RSSB Non- Member: £500 (£600 including 20% UK VAT)

Remote delivery timings: 09:00 - 15:00

Contact for enquiries: 020 3142 5418 or

Terms and Conditions 


‘The trainer showed me how easy the Rail Carbon Tool is to use. The course was interactive, and with the help of the trainer, we worked through several data inputting exercises. I will now definitely use the tool as part of carbon assessments in the design phase, especially for electrification projects.’

Training and Competence Manager (Electrification), Siemens

Bespoke courses

We recognise that every organisation is different, so we work directly with organisations to develop bespoke courses. Each course is tailored to the delegate group and business requirements. The course can be developed in a modular format to allow for flexible remote delivery to suit your needs. The modular approach will also allow for time between modules to apply the learning and reflect with colleagues and trainers.

If you would like RSSB to deliver this as a bespoke training course, remotely or at a location of your choice, please email, and we will contact you to discuss your exact requirements and how we could tailor the course to your target audience.


All delegates are required to have access to a laptop or desktop with the Rail Carbon Tool installed.

Trainers’ profile

Elliot Shiers, Practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Elliot has eight years' experience in delivering environmental and sustainability management solutions on complex and nationally significant rail infrastructure projects.

Background on the tool

The video below introduces the Rail Carbon tool and some background on why the tool was developed.

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