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RSSB respond to Govt. call to end Diesel only trains by 2040



Responding to the Rail Minister Jo Johnson’s speech in which he called for an end to diesel only trains by 2040, Mark Phillips, Chief Executive of RSSB, the Rail Safety and Standards Board, said:


“We welcome the Minister’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions from the railways. RSSB is leading the way through our research and innovation programmes, and by facilitating the Sustainable Rail Programme. In 2015, we co-funded a £7 million pilot of a battery-powered train with industry partners, and we are working with Alstom to pilot a hydrogen powered train in late 2019 or early 2020. We look forward to continuing to work with the Government to realise the vision of a cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable railway.”

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