Alstom and Hungary’s leading oil and gas company have signed an agreement to cooperate in examining the use of hydrogen technology in rail transportation in Hungary.
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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?
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…
To optimise hydrogen systems in the railway industry, Alstom and Liebherr have signed a collaboration agreement that plans to improve the reliability, durability, power density, and cost of fuel cells.
The Rail Safety and Standards Board aims to help Britain’s rail industry to maintain a healthier mode of transport through its Stations Air Quality Monitoring Network programme.
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…
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…
In this article, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies’ (CER) Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director, and Ethem Pekim, Head of Economic Policy and Sustainability, argue that the EU climate and energy policy portfolio must include a robust carbon pricing component and inform transport users about their choices to effectively…
For the second consecutive year, Canadian Pacific (CP) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index which recognises sustainability leaders.
Network Rail has reached a major green milestone, with 50 per cent of their suppliers now committed to reducing their carbon footprint and tackling climate change.
The East West Rail Alliance has committed to restore habitats along the construction routes to build the East West Rail second phase between Bicester, Bletchley and Milton Keynes.
Britain’s first mainline-approved hydrogen-train has been operating at Glasgow's COP26 to demonstrate its role in driving the green industrial revolution.
In 2022, intercity battery hybrid trains will be trialled on the TransPennine route by both Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains, to further develop railway’s use of this clean technology.