Energy upgrade will make Whittlesford Parkway rail station greener

Published on: Friday, 12 April 2024
Last updated: Friday, 12 April 2024

Whittlesford Parkway station is to become more energy efficient.

Train operator, Greater Anglia, is about to carry out a programme of electrical upgrades at the rail station in Cambridgeshire to reduce energy consumption and improve facilities for passengers.

The scheme will see solar panels and electric vehicle charging points installed.

This is the first time that solar panels have been installed to help meet energy requirements at a rail station in East Anglia, helping the railway to become even more sustainable as the rail industry works to achieve net zero by 2030.

LEDs, new variable controls, and automatic settings for the lighting and new, more efficient car park and footbridge lighting will help to reduce electricity consumption and improve energy-efficiency, reducing the station’s carbon footprint.

The work is due to be completed by the summer and will not cause any inconvenience to passengers, as the station will remain open as usual.

Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said:

“This work will help to reduce energy consumption at Whittlesford Parkway and, at the same time, will improve the station ambience and environment for passengers.”

“Investing in upgrades to stations across the network is extremely important to Greater Anglia, demonstrating our commitment to providing excellent facilities and service standards for our customers.”