Firm on track as green champion

A NORTH East train operator is firmly on track as an environmental champion.

Northern Rail has been certified to two internationally recognised environmental standards — one for energy management and the other for environmental management.

It is the first British company to be certified for the BS EN 16001 standard by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.

The company has adopted a programme to train drivers how to cut fuel usage and emissions, it has reduced gas consumption and is investigating alternative energy sources.