Rail sector deploys EMSOL platform to understand air quality impact

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Rail sector deploys EMSOL platform to understand air quality impact

EMSOL and East-West Rail Alliance (EWRA) are collaborating to deploy the EMSOL platform at Bletchley railway station part of the new East-West Railway line. In addition, consortium partner Network Rail will be extending the EMSOL platform to include Birmingham New Street station. This is a first of its kind service to mitigate and drive change around air and noise pollution benefiting rail passengers, staff, and the general public. The EMSOL platform will be deployed to monitor the railway activity and the impacts of rail construction during the £1.5 billion rail program to reconnect Cambridge and Oxford.

Freddie Talberg CEO and co-founder of EMSOL said ”Innovation is a key driver for a cost-effective change and a new way of working that needs to happen in the air quality and pollution space. We are excited to push new boundaries with EWRA and this will be a great example of how industry can work effectively with smaller business to make an impact – huge thanks to the EWRA team to support EMSOL and this opportunity’. Solving air quality issues is a massive challenge shared by governments, regulators, local authorities and businesses. It is a problem across both road transport and the rail sector which can generate high levels of harmful NOx and PM emissions.

EMSOL will collaborate with East West Rail Alliance (EWRA) (an alliance of Volker Rail, Network Rail, Laing O’Rourke and Atkins) who is responsible for the £1.5 billion rail program that will reconnect Cambridge and Oxford in one of the most prestigious projects in the UK infrastructure pipeline. The government has committed to invest £40bn in the UK rail infrastructure between 2019-2024.

The deployment in Bletchley and Birmingham New Street station railway station will demonstrate the value of EMSOL’s real-time continuous air quality monitoring. Introducing pollution attribution to understand who and what is causing a breach of air quality and drive interventions in pollution in real time. Rail passengers, staff, and those living close to stations will benefit from a service that is engaged and focused on prioritising environmental impact.

About EMSOL – Founded in 2017, EMSOL (www.emsol..io) is a data-focused air and noise pollution monitoring solution that enables businesses to drive interventions based on live data to reduce transport pollution – which is a full service offered called ‘Emissions as a Service’. 

For further information, please contact:
Ben Fielden – ben.fielden@emsol.io
Tel: 020 3982 9440