Amey expertise supporting Network Rail's environmental goals

26 June 2024 2 min. read

Professional services firm Amey has extended its collaboration with Network Rail, supporting the organisation’s environmental goals. Amey has been named as part of the firm’s key framework of companies helping to realise its sustainability strategy.

Welcoming the news, Amey’s Managing Director for Consulting, Alex Gilbert, commented, “This appointment recognises Amey’s expertise in delivering market-leading environmental and sustainability solutions, and the critical role we can play in creating a greener and cleaner rail network. We look forward to supporting Network Rail to maximise sustainability across its North West and Central Region and to deliver against its environmental and biodiversity goals.”

In 2020, Network Rail set out a vision is to serve the UK with “the cleanest, greenest mass transport”. This included plans to help passengers and freight users to make green choices, with four core priorities. These were creating a “low-emission railway”; a “reliable railway service that is resilient to climate change”; the introduction of policies to help plants and wildlife “flourish” nearby; and recycling and reusing “everything”.

Amey expertise supporting Network Rail's environmental goals

Amey is a professional services firm which prides itself in helping deliver “cutting edge environmental and sustainability solutions”, according to a release from the firm. As a member of Network Rail’s North West and Central Region Environmental and Professional Services Framework, it will now play a key role in the delivery of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Looking ahead, Amey’s expertise will support Network Rail’s drive to reduce emissions, improve biodiversity, remove waste and maximise the recycling and re-use of resources across the full lifecycle of their programmes. It will also support Network Rail to deliver a railway that is reliable and resilient to climate change.

This three-year agreement will also extend across capital delivery as well as wider programmes and teams. Key focus areas include upgrades and renewals for signalling schemes, new station builds and other multi-discipline enhancements and upgrades. This includes working in partnership with key stakeholders, including HS2 and train and freight operating companies. 

The news is the latest involvement of Amey with Network Rail’s North West and Central region. The network accounts for 24% of Britain’s railway system, and transports more than 246 million passenger journeys along with 571 stations every year. Previously, Amey has also been appointed to the company’s capital delivery, engineering and construction services, and programme and project management frameworks.