U.K. rail station using solar power wins planning approval


This illustration depicts how the station would look once built.


The planning application for a U.K. rail station that will integrate a number of sustainable design features has been granted approval by authorities, as efforts to “green” public transport infrastructure continue.

The building will be located in Solihull, near the city of Birmingham, and serve as an interchange for passengers using the HS2 line, a major high-speed rail network which, once up and running, plans to reduce travel times between London and other major urban centers in the country.

Matthew Botelle, HS2’s stations director, said the Solihull building would be “net zero carbon in operation,” adding that it would…


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