Submission to the Government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan

10 July 2020

RIA has issued a response to the Department for Transport's consultation on their Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

The response calls for Government to:

  • Restore confidence: Enable public transport to be the cleanest and greenest form of transport – working with rail suppliers to develop appropriate responses to the Coronavirus risks;
  • Invest for zero carbon: Support rail investment projects by bringing forward and accelerating work - seizing opportunities for zero carbon infrastructure and building sites;
  • Procure zero carbon: Include embedded carbon considerations in procurement decisions;
  • Plan for zero carbon: Start a rolling programme of electrification now;
  • Fund zero carbon innovation: Support early introduction of hydrogen and battery powered train fleets; 
  • Procure complementary technology: Support additional digital signalling cab and infrastructure fitment projects;
  • Promote UK’s zero carbon rail expertise: Look for opportunities to support UK rail companies to export zero carbon ideas and initiatives.

The Submission

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