Following the introduction of free water fountains at UK stations, Network Rail has saved the equivalent of three million plastic bottles from landfill.
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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?
Keolis is the first private commuter rail operator in the United States to earn the APTA Gold Sustainability Award.
In response to the European Commission's EU Green Deal, European rail CEOs recently met in Brussels to discuss the new approach to sustainable mobility.
The new train sets for DSB will contribute to supporting a further reduction of carbon emissions from rail transport in Denmark.
Eurostar has introduced a direct, non-stop route between the Netherlands and the UK without requiring passengers to disembark midway for passport control.
In a bid to encourage sustainable travel and offer an alternative to flying, Greater Anglia has announced the introduction of its Rail Sail ticket.
The lack of bins on trains limits recycling options, despite a survey showing that 82 per cent of passengers would choose to recycle.
Freightliner's open letter supports the plans to build HS2 lines across the UK, emphasising the positive benefits it will bring, such as decarbonisation.
The addition of ADIF to the partnership represents the infrastructure manager's commitment to the European community and sustainable development.
The 40 new trains will be used across all six lines on the Naples network, aiming to reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
If Belgium fails to update its substandard climate policy, Flanders will be at risk of losing €500 million of public funds in fines.
UNIFE has emphasised the significant role the rail industry can play in achieving the ambitions of the Green Deal outlined by the European Commission.
The slogan displayed on the Transfesa vehicle calls for a greater support for rail freight due to its environmental advantages.
First Trenitalia has awarded British-based train manufacturer Hitachi Rail a contract worth more than £350 million to provide and maintain 23 new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast services.