Environment

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.

Read more on Innovation and our FLEX Family

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.

Find out how we’re using technology here

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.