Shift2Rail, CEN and CENELEC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to foster the uptake of innovation in the European railway sector.
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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?
From June 2021, Deutsche Bahn will implement two new measures to improve its system of waste separation and treatment and to ensure resource protection.
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Following the beginning of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone on 1 June 2021, HS2 has outlined how its use and promotion of green technology is supporting the pollution and air quality initiative.
DP World have announced that its two deep-water ports at Southampton and London Gateway have become the first in the UK capable of handling Freightliner’s new 775m-long intermodal container trains.
Siemens Mobility and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy have agreed on joint research for the use of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology in rail transport.
Working with Porterbrook, Network Rail has announced plans to showcase some of the best of British low-carbon train technology at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
Senior managers from Porterbrook and Chiltern Railways have visited the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to see the testing of Britain's first hybrid-powered train.
Britain’s rail infrastructure operator has joined railway organisations from around the world in signing the UIC's Climate Declaration to further commit to tackling climate change.
FirstGroup has agreed with the Department for Transport two National Rail Contracts for the SWR and TPE train operating companies, with a primary term of two years.
Ahead of the publication of the UK government's Rail White Paper, GB Railfreight has called for the appointment of a 'Freight Evangelist’ to steer the UK rail freight sector and assure future growth.
Angel Trains has extended its support for the delivery of Scotland’s first hydrogen-powered train by partnering with Arcola Energy and its industry consortium partners on the project.
The research agreement will enable HS2 to draw upon key centres of British academic excellence to help to drive new insight across a broad range of disciplines.
Following a deal worth up to £570 million, Mace Dragados will work with HS2 Ltd in two stages to build the new Birmingham Curzon Street station.
The rail industry, as an innovator, is always looking ahead in pursuit of future technology. Menno van Limburg, EAM Director of Electrification at Metrolinx, details how the key to the operator’s plans for expanding services, lowering operating costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions could lie in updating a historical technology…