FOI request detail

Carbon neutrality

Request ID: FOI-1133-2223
Date published: 23 August 2022

You asked

Good morning, Please can you kindly provide me with the following information: Which of the London Underground routes, or TFL's overground train routes, operate electric tube or trains please? Are you purchasing renewable energy to run these tubes and trains? So, in effect, which routes can then be deemed as carbon neutral please? Many thanks for your assistance.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1133-2223/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 5 August 2022 asking for information about carbon neutrality.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

All TfL branded tube and rail services are electric and the electricity is delivered through the grid. TfL’s current supply arrangements do not specify any percentage of renewable electricity. TfL’s long-term energy procurement strategy is to ensure that all the electricity used is generated by 100 per cent renewable sources by 2030. In June 2022 TfL launched its first Power Purchase Agreement procurement which was a major step for this ambition. This first tender aims to purchase 10 per cent of TfL’s required electricity from renewable energy sources and new build assets. For more information see the linked press release

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

Back to top

Want to make a request?

We'll email you the response within 20 working days.

We'll publish the response online without disclosing any personal information.