- The aim is to become one of the UK’s first climate-neutral train stations
- Electrifying key routes on the railway will mean faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys for thousands of passengers.
- The overall goals are pointing towards climate-and fossil fuel-free district in 2030 where carbon dioxide emissions below 1.5 tonnes per person per year by 2020
Electric trains emits circa 20-35% less carbon per passenger than a diesel train. With zero emissions at the point of use, they improve air quality in pollution hot spots such as city centres and main line stations. Electric trains are quieter than diesels and are virtually silent when waiting at stations.
Read about the progress at Reading station area development: