Reports claim rail decarbonisation plans are at risk

Reports claim rail decarbonisation plans are at risk

It is being reported that the Treasury has refused to fund Network Rail’s Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy. An interim business case was published in July last year, and it involves more electrification as well as the use of battery and hydrogen trains to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. However, the unconfirmed reports say the Treasury has refused to fund the £30 billion plan on the grounds that the ‘cost cannot be justified’ after the pandemic depressed passenger figures. There have been no responses so far from official sources.

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