The railway has a big role to play in helping tackle climate change through the sustainable service it provides to passengers and freight operators.
The PWI ‘Sustainable Infrastructure: Design and Maintenance’ seminar on Thursday, November 10, will tackle three rail industry themes critical to achieving a sustainable infrastructure; strategic thinking, infrastructure resilience, and designing for maintainability and sustainability.
The rail industry will need to come together to deliver new infrastructure policies and standards which have sustainability at their heart, and drive innovation through new, improved ways of renewing and maintaining rail infrastructure.
Seminar sponsor Vossloh said: ‘At Vossloh, we believe climate change is a profound challenge which requires action today. Railway transportation is a key solution for achieving carbon neutrality worldwide by providing low carbon transportation for people and goods, therefore we are in a key position to enable green mobility with world class products.
“Our responsibility is not limited to our direct emissions but stretches from our suppliers where we must choose low carbon environmental products, to the choices we make to enable reduced emissions throughout the life cycle of our products, including facilitating their reuse and recyclability.”
Greenfix, who are exhibiting at the seminar, added: ‘Greenfix are pleased to be exhibiting at the upcoming Sustainable Infrastructure seminar showcasing the Geoweb® GeoCell Track Stabilisation system along with our wide range of products suitable for rail applications.
“Greenfix aim to offer the most sustainable solution to erosion control and soil stabilisation needs wherever possible by offering products to meet the varying needs of each site. Within the rail industry we are focused on providing solutions which help to reduce the environmental impact of construction wherever possible.”
The PWI ‘Sustainable Infrastructure: Design and maintenance’ seminar will be held at St Michael’s Centre, Bristol on Thursday 10 November. Booking is now open at www.thepwi.org.
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