In an effort to become a low-carbon business, transport provider National Express Group has signed a contract with energy supplier E.ON UK to use renewable energy, Thomson Financial has reported.

Citing company sources, the report said that National Express will use E.ON’s electricity across 300 sites, including stations, maintenance facilities and offices.

Thomson Financial quoted Richard Bowker, chief executive of National Express, as saying: Moving to green electricity is part of our strategy to make National Express Group a low-carbon business; we now have the first emission free light rail system in the UK and are looking at ways to apply this to our electric trains which include c2c, ‘one’ railway and the new East Coast franchise.