The majority of the trains are now in passenger service on the Greater Anglia network, with the last 11 trains currently undergoing final testing.
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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?
Eress - Europe’s leading railway energy partnership - has welcomed Luxembourg's national railway company, CFL, as its ninth EU partner.
The new Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) scheme sets strict emission requirements for both on- and off-road vehicles and plant.
The Coradia Polyvalent trains, used by SNCF Voyageurs throughout the French regions, provide passengers with an ecological and economical mode of transport.
Two pre-series Alstom Coradia iLint model trains have successfully completed trial passenger services, after 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometres.
HS2’s new Interchange station has become the first railway station in the world to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification, a top award for environmentally-friendly design.
CHSRA is to publish the first draft environmental document for the high-speed rail project in Northern California, set to connect San Jose to Merced County.
With asthma rates for the region being the highest in the U.S., the new California high-speed rail project will work to reduce high air pollution levels.
The competition jury praised the proposal from UK architect practice Feilden Fowles for its elegant but functional design and ambitious energy strategy.
As of 2020, CFL cargo Deutschland GmbH has introduced 100 per cent clean, renewable electricity for use on all of its trains.
Following the approval, multiple transport infrastructure projects will benefit from significant investment, including three rail projects.
SFBW has ordered a total of 20 battery-powered Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility for operation in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The Swedish Transport Administration has awarded a consultancy contract for new high-speed rail lines planned between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
Following the EC's proposal that 2021 should be the European Year of Rail, the European Rail Freight Association has welcomed the proposition due to the positive implications for rail freight.
The official Invitation to Tender will provide the East West Railway Company with an interim solution whilst developing a sustainable rail line.