RIA North publishes green railway roadmap

Source: The Engineer

Thursday, 20 October 2022

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) North has published a new plan detailing how it believes the region’s network should be electrified and improved.

Accompanied by a colour-coded map, ‘Greener, Faster, Better’ sets out RIA North’s priorities for which lines should be electrified first to decarbonise passenger and freight journeys, as well as which lines could benefit from alternative technologies such as batteries or hydrogen. Taking a long-term view running to 2050, the report identifies the Midland Main Line (MML) and TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU) as having the greatest electrification benefits, both of which are due to be electrified as part of the government’s Integrated Rail Plan.

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