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London Midland’s stations and depots get green seal of approval

Press Release   •   Feb 18, 2010 07:51 GMT

London Midland's stations and HQ have received the green seal of approval from a team of external auditors.

This means that all of the 149 stations managed by London Midland, as well as the company's HQ in New Street, Birmingham, have now been assessed and judged to meet the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.

The Standard is an internationally recognised way of making environmental improvements and ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

The assessment took into account a number of long-term initiatives such as London Midland's introduction of recycling facilities at stations such as Snow Hill, and energy savings across the network.

The auditors were also impressed with eco-driving techniques being taught to drivers on London Midland's new Siemens Desiro train simulator to reduce the amount of energy consumed by trains.

Environmental Manager Kathryn Jacques said meeting the ISO 14001 Standard was another significant step in London Midland's commitment to better environmental management.

“This is the result of a great deal of hard work and demonstrates that real progress is being made across the London Midland network,” she said.

“The auditors were very complimentary about the efforts we've made and provided a lot of positive feedback.”

London Midland's Tyseley, Soho and Worcester depots already have certification, but the company is working to extend ISO 14001 to its sidings in Bletchley, Camden and Shrewsbury by the autumn.

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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west.  Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.

London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland.  Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info

London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.

In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.

For more information about London Midland please visit the London Midland website or the newsroom website.

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