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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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?
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.
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.
Network Rail has installed 60 new sustainably powered weather stations, to upkeep passenger and freight movement and safety throughout extreme weather events.
A new Network Rail survey reveals that the British public view the railway as a greener mode of transport, yet many still use cars for travel.
The global transport company, Hitachi Rail, has announced that is has achieved a major reduction of 30.5 per cent in carbon emissions for 2020-21, despite the impact of COVID-19.
Hull Trains has announced that since the introduction of its modern and innovative Paragon fleet, both energy consumption and carbon emissions have decreased.
The first emission-free fully electric train has crossed the historic Forth Bridge to commemorate COP26 taking place in Glasgow, with action footage revealed by Network Rail and Vivarail.
HS2 Ltd has unveiled a virtual tour of its sustainable Interchange Station, to showcase the high-speed railway’s commitments to helping the fight against UK climate change.
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group has begun operations of TransFER connections, exclusively powered by green traction current, to pursue the path to sustainable goods traffic in the Czech Republic.