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Railways: Waste Disposal

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 69629, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated annual volume is of human waste and effluent released on rail tracks in England and Wales.

Answered on

9 July 2020

The Department has not made an estimate of how much human waste and effluent is released on to the tracks.

As the number of trains that are not fitted with controlled-emission toilets are replaced by new or refurbished rolling stock, there will be a corresponding and significant reduction of waste released.

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