Chiltern Railways introduced the UK rail industry’s first-ever coffee cup collection. All waste materials collected are taken to UK-based recycling facilities, where they’re processed and turned into new products including stationery and reusable coffee cups. Over 110,000 cups have now been recycled.
Last year they also completed an LED light replacement programme, replacing all standard lighting across the entire network, including at depots, offices and access routes, with more energy-efficient and carbon-cutting LEDs. Their teams worked overnight to ensure minimal disruption to their passengers, replacing over 5,500 bulbs which will reduce their CO2e output by over 600,000kg - the equivalent of travelling between Birmingham Moor Street and London over 14,200 times.
This year Chiltern Railways are very excited to be working with partners on trials for battery hybrid trains which will reduce emissions further.