Reducing Environmental Impact

Reducing Environmental Impact

How we can help you

We can help your organisation reduce the environmental impact of its operations and, in turn, gain competitive advantages and efficiency improvements.

We support a huge range of initiatives from feasibility right through to delivery and comissioning. Notable projects include a partnership role in the world's first solar-powered railway and providing technical support to projects converting diesel rolling stock to hybrid-battery or hydrogen power. 

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Towards a cleaner, low-carbon world

As a part of the Ricardo group, we can call on a deep pool of multi-sector expertise to supplement the work of our rail experts.

For example, we can draw on specialists in low-emission technologies within the automotive sector or environmental analysts who advise governments on sustainability targets, to ensure your responses are based on global best practice and not constrained by standard rail sector thinking.

We support many of the routes to decarbonise rail transport , along with expertise to critically analyse and plan the most appropriate route for you to achieve Net Zero.

If you would like to find out about our own Net Zero commitment you can read about it here

We have all been impressed with the impact of DriveSmart on day-to-day operations, with a 17% reduction of energy use on the sections where it is used Colin Kerr, Engineering Manager, Edinburgh Trams, 2019
We have all been impressed with the impact of DriveSmart on day-to-day operations, with a 17% reduction of energy use on the sections where it is used
Get a free 1:1 sustainability 'health check'

Get a free 1:1 sustainability 'health check'

Our sustainability experts are offering rail organisations a 'health check' to review current strategies and speed up progress towards your goals.

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