'Why Rail Electrification?' Report

22 April 2021

The 'Why Rail Electrification?' Report urges the Government to begin a programme of rail electrification now, in order to meet Net Zero legal commitments. It complements Network Rail’s Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy by explaining why electrification is both a future-proof technology and a good investment.

The Report was published alongside an open letter to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, signed by more than 15 industry, business and campaign groups, urging the Government to begin an immediate programme of rail electrification. The letter can be found here.

With thanks to report authors:

  • David Shirres CEng MIMechE | Editor, Rail Engineer
  • Garry Keenor CEng FPWI MIET | Group Engineer (OLE), Atkins
  • Noel Dolphin | Head of UK Projects, Furrer+Frey
  • Paul Hooper CEng MIET | Technical Director, Atkins

'Why Rail Electrification?' Report

Report Summary

RailDecarb21 Campaign

This report is part of RIA's RailDecarb21 Campaign.

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