Government launches review to ensure rail air quality is on track

It follows research on six types of train, which found air quality levels on some trains, while operating under diesel power, is ‘poorer than desired’

South Korea to replace all diesel passenger trains with low carbon high-speed alternatives by 2029

The move is predicted to slash almost 30% of the carbon footprint of the trains used at the moment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70,000 tonnes

Diesel-only trains to be taken off track by 2040

Transport Minister Jo Johnson has called for diesel-only trains to be phased out by 2040 as part of a new vision to decarbonise the railway. He said rail emissions have increased by 33% since 1990 and while progress is being made to reduce pollutants, more needs to be done. Mr Johnson added: “If that seems […]