Off track: Railway industry warns sluggish pace of railway electrification jeopardises net zero goals

Cecilia Keating
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Roughly 38% of Britain's railways are electrified | Credit: iStock
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Roughly 38% of Britain's railways are electrified | Credit: iStock

Figures that reveal just 179 kilometres of railway were electrified last year, as Mayor of London unveils to unlock public land for electric vehicle charging

The slow pace of electrification across Britain's rail network threatens to derail the country's new zero target, industry professionals have this week warned. Statistics published by the Office for...

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