Rail passengers with electric vehicles will be able to use brand new EV charging points when travelling from Leeds station.

Powered by guaranteed renewable energy with enough power to charge a vehicle in three to four hours, there are 56 points in total.

The new Compleo charging points are marked with green parking bays and passengers can pay for what they need quickly and easily via the APCOA Connect app.

It is the next step for Network Rail’s commitment to a low-emission railway.

This phase will see electric vehicle charging points installed across 10 per cent of Network Rail’s car parking spaces by March 2024.

EV charging points have also be installed in Manchester, Reading, Edinburgh and Welwyn Garden City.

Jo Lewington, Network Rail’s chief environment and sustainability officer, said: “We’re working towards delivering a low-emission railway and aiming to reach net-zero emissions by 2045 in Scotland and by 2050 in the rest of Britain.

“Supporting the move to electric vehicles is a key part of that. We hope that by providing affordable, efficient and reliable charging points we can encourage more electric vehicles onto the road and help promote healthier air in and around our stations.”

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