US train yard on track to save $328k on energy

A train yard in New York has had energy efficient improvements worth $2.1 million (£1.34m). The works on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad North White Plains Train Yard are expected to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A train yard in New York has had energy efficient improvements worth $2.1 million (£1.34m).

The works on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad North White Plains Train Yard are expected to help save more than $328,000 (£209,000) in energy costs per year.

It would also reduce around 1,280 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

The project consisted of energy-saving improvements at four buildings throughout the train yard.

They included the replacement of air-handling systems, a new boiler, electric smart meters and a building energy monitoring and management system.

It is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s BuildSmart NY programme.

He said: “These upgrades will make this facility greener, more energy efficient and will reduce its energy bill, saving the MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] and ultimately riders and taxpayers money.”