This year, Global Railway Review's annual event, Digital Rail Live, took place at the impressive Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington on Wednesday 20th September. For the first time, this event was partnered with the Transport Innovation Summit from our sister-brand Intelligent Transport.
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Rail Sustainability News
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?
Responding to reports that the second phase of the HS2 scheme between Birmingham and Manchester may be abandoned, reviews by the Railway Industry Association (RIA) on the Department for Transport (DfT) data demonstrates that passenger numbers today are higher than in 2012, when HS2 was first approved. Numbers are returning…
26 September 2023 | By
Rail is considered to be one of the world’s most ubiquitous forms of transportation, due its high levels of reliability and efficiency. With touchpoints across virtually every industry, rail transports goods – both consumer and industrial – between regions and across borders, and many will use a train for transportation…
Irish Rail are teaming with DIGAS to test a retrofitted hydrogen locomotive using a cleaner burning renewable fuel.
RIA Scotland has welcomed announcements by the Scottish Government which commit to rail decarbonisation funding.
Caltrain, Balfour Beatty and PG&E are celebrating a major electrification milestone with the energisation of the second Traction Power Substation.
Amtrak have executed a contract option for 10 more Amtrak Airo trainsets, bring the overall total to 83 units.
Alstom and VMS have presented a new battery-powered train which has a range of up to 120 kilometres and will enter service in 2024.
The RSSB has developed a suite of metrics to help Great Britain's rail industry measure performance across the circular economy, waste and resource management.
Network Rail are to trial pioneering new purification devices at Birmingham New Street to see how much they improve the air quality for passengers.
Siemens Mobility are to deliver 90 new S-Bahn trains to Munich which will offer passengers more space and greater comfort.
Network Rail Scotland have published its £4.2bn five-year plan which promises major investment in renewing the railway infrastructure, tackling climate change, greater use of technology.
CN and Wabtec have announced an order to improve the fuel efficiency and performance of CN’s existing fleet.