On behalf of four French Regions, SNCF Voyageurs has placed an order with Alstom for the delivery of the first hydrogen trains for France.
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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?
Under the new contract, which builds on an existing 10-year relationship, GBRf will provide internal shunting services for Celsa Steel UK, as well as all internal rail movements.
Approximately 190 gigawatt hours of wind power from the Amrumbank-West offshore wind farm in Germany will supply DB's trains in the future.
The centre, to be located in Goole, will aim to accelerate the adoption of technology within the rail industry and spotlight decarbonisation.
The £52 million early environmental works contract will see the creation of new woods and wetland along HS2's Phase 2a route.
CER's new campaign will promote rail as a smarter, more sustainable and more connected means of transport for Europe as part of the European Commission's European Year of Rail.
Over 230 freight forwarders will work with DB Cargo AG to shift more freight from road to rail in order to improve intermodal transport and be more sustainable.
The Connecting Europe Express will stop in most European capitals from September 2021 in a celebratory display of rail’s strength as a driving force for sustainable mobility.
The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group's new TransFER service will provide a non-stop intermodal rail connection between the rail freight transport centre in Verona, Italy and the rail terminal at Hannover, Germany.
The first 100 trains into HS2’s main compound in Buckinghamshire have now taken the equivalent of 7,500 HGVs off Britain’s roads and cut over 24,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Following final approvals, the merger will combine the two railroads to create the first rail network connecting the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Siemens Mobility and VTG will test an innovative Brake Monitoring System in order to improve the efficiency of rail freight transportation.
RIA's campaign will call on the UK government to increase its efforts to decarbonise the UK rail network, including through electrification and hydrogen power, ahead of COP26 in November 2021.
The Global Centre of Rail Excellence in Wales will act as a driver for accelerated rail industry innovation, investment and growth in the UK and internationally.
The partnership will manage the production of intermodal wagons by Greenbrier and marks another step towards the promotion of sustainable and low carbon freight transport.