Greener Anglia

There are many reasons to choose rail travel - it’s usually more direct, quicker and more comfortable.

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But it’s also a great choice for the planet – with greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre by rail being far less than cars*. Only cycling and walking are better for the environment!

We are working to quantify and reduce our carbon emissions from all of our business activities. Click below to read about the different 'scopes' and our activity:

Click here to read about the different 'scopes' and our activity.

With everyone trying to do their bit to cut their carbon footprint and create a healthier future, stepping onto a Greater Anglia train instead of getting in the car is a great way to get started.

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Greater Anglia report highlights environmental benefits of rail

Greater Anglia’s reported carbon emissions have reduced by over 25,000 tonnes of equivalent Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in recent years– as revealed in the company’s annual Environment and Energy Report.

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Rail station air quality monitoring commences at five Greater Anglia stations

A diffusion tube(a small glass cylinder with plastic caps) used to measure air quality
Above: A diffusion tube used to measure air quality Credit: Greater Anglia

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Greater Anglia dials down energy use at its rail stations

Norwich Station

Above: Norwich station Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has saved more than 1000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent from being emitted into the atmosphere, after installing energy management technology at some of its stations.

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