As owners of a quarter of Britain’s rolling stock, we believe we have a leading role to play in delivering a cleaner and more reliable railway
Investing in innovation
Our sustainable investment policy supports the UK government’s legal commitment to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. We are working proactively to improve air quality and reduce the carbon footprint of our trains. By collaborating with academic institutions and the supply chain we will deliver sustainable fleets that combine lower emissions with improved performance.
Digital technology supporting a more sustainable railway
We believe that digital technologies have the potential to deliver game changing operational efficiencies, energy savings and reduced waste.
Decommissioning of life-expired trains
We manage the responsible decommissioning of life-expired trains. By working with community and heritage groups we can often ensure that these former front-line assets enjoy a second lease of life in their retirement. Where this is not possible, redundant vehicles are placed with specialist contractors who manage their safe dismantling, with parts and materials redeployed and recycled where possible.