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Sustainability

 

When it comes to environmentally-friendly travel, rail wins by far. Trains contribute to far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other forms of transportation. But the rail industry is still under pressure to reduce its carbon footprint further to meet governmental mobility climate change targets.

How are rail organisations working to be more sustainable and what projects and developments are in the spotlight helping the industry meet targets?

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Rail freight: An ally of the environment

2 December 2021 | By

Samuel Nevado, Head of the Logistics and Vehicle Distribution Division at Transfesa Logistics, writes about the key role that rail freight has to play in creating an emission-free supply chain, bringing truly sustainable intermodality.

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What does biodiversity have to do with the railways?

1 December 2021 | By ,

While most people working in rail do not consider wildlife to be a traditional area of expertise, that perception is changing. There is an increasing understanding of the rapid loss of global biodiversity and increasing understanding of responsibility, obligation and opportunity for railways to help halt the loss. Colleagues Pınar Yılmazer and…

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Green travel, bright futures

25 November 2021 | By

Adrian Share, Executive Vice President, Rail Infrastructure at Brightline West explains how offering a connected, green and efficient rail system is key to getting people out of their cars and transforming attitudes to train travel in America.

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Green technologies to shape the future of Russian Railways

24 November 2021 | By

As a national leader in technology and partner to global railway associations, Russian Railways (RZD) is implementing international projects focused on sustainable development. Here, Sergey Kobzev, First Deputy General Director and Chief Engineer of RZD, responsible for environmental protection issues, reduction of the carbon footprint and ensuring compliance with international…

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Rail’s role in the future of zero carbon transport in the UK

23 November 2021 | By

Transport is currently the largest contributor to UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, as a result, decarbonisation is a key priority for the industry. In July 2021, the UK government published its Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) – its ‘greenprint’ – detailing the steps needed for transport to become a net-zero…