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DfT reports on progress on transport decarbonisation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a new report outlining the progress made since the publication of its Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) in July 2021.

Decarbonising Transport: A Better, Greener Britain – One Year On summarises what has been achieved to reduce emissions from transport over the past year, and details the next steps the government will take to support decarbonisation of the sector.

Illustrating progress in decarbonising the railways, the report highlights the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and Midlands, which outlined £96bn investment in rail upgrades, local transport connectivity and electrification, to be delivered over the next 30 years, and the reintroduction of regular passenger services on the Dartmoor Line, a major infrastructure projected that involved Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.

The report also states that the DfT will continue to develop the rail decarbonisation programme with the Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT), ahead of Great British Railways becoming formally established.

Our response to the TDP being published, and our summary of the document, can be found here, alongside our detailed response to the original consultation around the plan from July 2020.