21 Dec 2023
Transport for Wales is here to make sustainable travel a natural choice and to help combat the climate emergency. We’re working towards ambitious goals to support the Welsh Government’s 2050 net-zero targets. We’ll decarbonise Wales’ transport networks and improve air quality in our communities. But we need your help to do this.
How you choose to travel, for work, leisure or to see friends and family, is one of the biggest day-to-day decisions we face that can affect our climate. In 2020, transport produced 24% of the UK’s total carbon emissions.
Here’s how we’re working to reduce Wales’ carbon footprint and how you can make greener travel choices and help to protect our planet.
Creating a greener transport network
We’re working to decarbonise Wales’ transport network and reduce the threat of climate change. Here are some of the things we’re doing.
- Electrifying 172km of track.
- Bringing in modern, greener trains.
- Encouraging more sustainable modes of travel.
- Helping to build better, more accessible walking, wheeling and cycling routes.
- Building your Metro to make sustainable travel easier.
- Installing electric vehicle charging points in new car parks.
- Sourcing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources.
- Installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on 20 station buildings.
How you can travel more sustainably
There are many ways you can reduce your transport carbon footprint. Try cycling or walking for all or part of your journey, or to your nearest station. Many of our stations provide secure cycle storage, so you can leave your bike safely before continuing your journey by train.
Catching the train or bus is a great way for you to take back your mornings and enjoy a little time to yourself. Enjoy listening to your favourite podcast (have you tried Just the Ticket?), reading a book or simply enjoying the rugged landscape of Wales.
Using public transport, walking or cycling reduces road congestion, traffic noise and emissions from road traffic.
Looking for a day out with a difference? Leave the car at home and get to some fantastic destinations right across Wales by train. Here's some inspiration.
Have a think about what you can do to travel in a greener way for your next journey.
By thinking differently and making small changes to our daily routines, we can all make a huge difference to the impact we have on our planet.