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Railways: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 140568, tabled on 15 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in the context of reductions in rail passenger demand resulting in reduced services, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of resultant reduced rail use on transport emissions; and whether the Government plans to encourage the shift to rail use to help meet emissions targets.

Answered on

18 March 2022

As set out in the Transport Decarbonisation plan and the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail we are committed to increasing the use of rail by both passengers and freight to reduce transport emissions. Under our plans we will grow, not shrink the network, investing in new lines, trains, services and electrification, including £96bn through our Integrated Rail Plan alone.

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