Scotland on track for greener railways

IOM3 Content Cafe
26 Aug 2020
Railway image. Copyright: Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise, UK, is behind a series of projects designed to find more environmentally friendly train and track solutions, as well as boosting Scotland’s manufacturing and engineering sectors. Net zero emissions railways are the goal.

Under the 18-month contract, worth £72,000, with the funding coming from Transport Scotland and the EU through the SPRITE programme, Scottish Engineering will build an international rail cluster which will link Scottish SMEs with train manufacturers, contractors, academics, and research centres.

The 18-month project to build the rail cluster will be delivered by Scottish Engineering, and will be led by Shona Clive, who joins Scottish Engineering from Babcock International Group, whilst continuing to lead Women in Rail Scotland.

Project Leader Shona Clive notes the work will need to start as a digital project due to current circumstances surrounding Covid-19. The ambition is to develop a physical cluster of businesses and research centres over time.