‘Amateur meteorologists’ are what Network Rail expects its workforce will be.

To combat the consequences of climate change, Network Rail plans to train hundreds of workers to become “amateur meteorologists.”

'Amateur meteorologists' are what Network Rail expects its workforce will be.
‘Amateur meteorologists’ are what Network Rail expects its workforce to be.
It seeks to assist personnel in deciphering weather forecasts so they can make wiser judgments during heat waves or storms.

The public train authority said that it will invest £2.8 billion on weather-related initiatives over the following five years.

Climate change, according to its manager, Andrew Haines, is “the biggest challenge our railway faces.”

“The extreme weather of the past year, which has seen an unprecedented 14 named storms, has taken its toll on our railway, with experts predicting more of the same to come,” he stated.

Flooding will worsen and weather phenomena like heatwaves and storms will intensify as a result of global warming altering the Earth’s climate.

Climate change warnings that could interrupt travel

According to a spokeswoman, it has forced Network Rail, the company that owns and operates the trains, to “relentlessly” rebuild embankments and cuttings because of an increase in landslips brought on by greater rains, something that British Rail never had to do.

The organization stated that “Hundreds of key operational staff will attend Network Rail’s new ‘weather academy’ to help make them ‘amateur meteorologists'” .

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