HS2’s Birmingham Curzon Street station is set to achieve net zero carbon emissions from regulated energy consumption and use a range of technologies to generate energy from renewable sources.
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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?
The first two of 12 new Stadler electric trains have begun operation on the Stansted Express route, marking the start of the final phase of the programme.
Transport Scotland's 'Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan' outlines ambitious targets for the sustainable future of the country's railway.
HS2 Ltd has released a new video to showcase how Britain’s new high-speed railway will provide a greener future by enabling new train paths on the existing network which can be used to move more goods by rail.
According to its FY2019 Sustainability Report, Amtrak has achieved all energy, fuel, recycling and emissions targets.
The exclusive agreement between Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation will see the companies develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East of England.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has suggested in a new position paper that transport should help finance post-COVID-19 recovery, through application of user-pays and polluter-pays principles.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of 10 Class 60 locomotives, as well as providing technical in-field support.
London Victoria - Britain’s second busiest railway station - has started a trial aiming to recycle 85 per cent of all waste created on the site.
CER, EIM and UNIFE have published the European rail sector's pledge to help deliver a more sustainable and smart transportation sector.
The £400,000 grant will see the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook develop the detailed final production design and testing of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train.
Hitachi Rail's Class 803 trains will be fully electric, resulting in zero-emission intercity travel between London and Edinburgh.
Alstom and Snam's agreement will work to develop hydrogen-powered trains and the related technological infrastructure for operation in Italy.
On World Environment Day 2020, the CEO of HS2 has highlighted the huge scale of ecological and landscape work being carried out on the entire project.
The rail and public transport bodies have issued the statement to advocate for the continued support of rail transport as a solution to the climate crisis.