CN’s approach to sustainability aligns with multiple international standards and, as a result, the company has been featured on Corporate Knights' 2021 Global 100 Index of the most sustainable corporations in the world.
List view / Grid view
Rail Sustainability News
Filter the results
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?
Up-cycled from a fleet previously owned by GWR, the new Heathrow Express trains feature the most up to date train and passenger technology.
As part of the EU's 'Year of Rail', RZD will support the global trend of the European Green Deal in decarbonising transport.
Epiroc has worked with ABB to develop the e-drivetrain for Railcare’s battery-powered vehicle for rail maintenance applications.
The Class 93 trains can operate at a higher speed than trainsets already in operation in the UK and will work to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
By working on the development of Scotland's first hydrogen train, Arcola Energy and the consortium will support the country's target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2035.
The update from HS2 includes figures regarding recruitment and apprenticeships, sustainability, construction and rail freight.
Take a look at Global Railway Review's most read news stories of 2020, including an app to help social distancing on trains, the world’s first two hydrogen trains successfully completing trial passenger services, and American high-speed rail project developments.
In a UK-first, Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an agreement aimed at bringing battery power – and fuel savings of more than 20 per cent – to the modern Great Western Railway Intercity Express Trains that carry passengers between Penzance and London.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received the highest-level award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, recognising the Authority’s progress on delivering a sustainable transportation system for California.
Figures have shown that the UK rail freight network will play a vital role during Christmas 2020, with freight trains transporting more than 1.6 million tonnes of intermodal goods on almost 3,700 trains in November 2020 alone.
The OakTec Clean Air Gas Engine (CAGE) project trial has begun on HS2’s construction site near Euston station.
ERFA has welcomed the strategy, which sets out a clear objective of increasing rail freight volumes by 50 per cent by 2030 and doubling rail freight volumes by 2050.
The report outlines Greater Anglia's efforts in improving the sustainability of its operations and decreasing its carbon emissions.