We all have a responsibility to look after the environment, which is why we’ve introduced a number of schemes to help reduce the impact of our trains – and there are a few simple things you can do too.
What we’re doing
Our green efforts include:
using new engines in high-speed trains to cut fuel usage by 15%, CO2 emissions by 64% and smoke emissions by 42%
organising volunteers at our Reading depot to improve the site and help wildlife
setting up a residents committee at our Laira depot in Plymouth to lower noise and fume pollution
thinking about the environmental impact of all our station refurbishments
introducing on-board recycling schemes and reducing packaging waste
What you can do
Taking the train is often a greener way than driving.
And greener options are available when getting to and from the station too, including:
Liftshare – sign up and share a car journey with another passenger
cycling – take your own bike or hire one when you arrive