Railways: Waste Disposal

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Labour, Norwich South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated annual volume is of human waste and effluent released on rail tracks in England and Wales.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department has not made an estimate of how much human waste and effluent is released on to the tracks.

As the number of trains that are not fitted with controlled-emission toilets are replaced by new or refurbished rolling stock, there will be a corresponding and significant reduction of waste released.

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