Edinburgh Waverley station installs 84 electric vehicle charging points – Business Traveller

Network Rail has installed 84 electric vehicle charging points at its managed car park at Edinburgh Waverley station.

The rail network infrastructure manager said that the points would provide enough power to fully charge a vehicle “in as little as three to four hours”.

The charging points are marked with green parking bays, and customers can pay for the service via the APCOA Connect app.

The installation of electric charging points at Scotland’s second busiest rail station is part of works which have recently seen 160 points installed at Reading station, 111 in Manchester, 56 at Leeds station and 41 at Welwyn Garden City.

Network Rail says it plans to install charging points at around 10 per cent of spaces at its 32 managed car parks (around 780 spaces) by March 2024.

Commenting on the news Jo Lewington, Network Rail’s chief environment and sustainability officer, said: 

“As part of our wider Environmental Sustainability Strategy, 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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