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    Falkirk High to become Scotland’s first net-zero train station

    Written by on November 2, 2021

    Falkirk High Train Station’s set to become Scotland’s first net-zero carbon station.

    Scotrail made the announcement, in line with plans to decarbonise Scotland’s Railway by 2035.

    The station was chosen as it sits on Scotrail’s flagship route between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

    Financed by its annual Sustainability Innovation Fund, ScotRail plans to achieve the carbon-neutral goal at Falkirk High by:

    • Installing a large four-bay solar-pv carport
    • Installing smart LED lighting in the car park and walkway
    • Improving the insulation to the station building
    • Offsetting the station’s remaining Co2 emissions

    Damian Keaveny, ScotRail Head of Environment, said: 

    “Rail is already the most sustainable mode of public transport, contributing only one percent of Scotland’s overall transport carbon emissions, but we need to do more to reduce this to net-zero by 2035.

    “That’s why we’ve set out plans to create Scotland’s first net-zero carbon station at Falkirk High.

    “By installing a solar-powered carport to reduce the electricity consumption from our vehicle charging points, smart LED lighting to reduce energy demand in the car park and walkways, improving the station’s energy efficiency, and by taking part in vital offsetting initiatives, we will create a sustainable transport network which will lead to a net-zero carbon future.”