Rail is green - but do passengers care?

Survey results suggest environmental benefits are not a priority

 

Anyone looking at a map of the railways that crisscrossed Britain in 1963 will see a map quite different from the one we know today, thanks in part to Dr Beeching.

Almost 60 years later, change is afoot once more. HS2, and more recently the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, show an ongoing commitment to investing in rail. This comes at the same time as climate change dominates the headlines. Conversation around the impact of our transport choices has come to the fore.

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