The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development requests for more funding in the Western Balkans railway sector, to tackle the global climate change crisis and to better connectivity.
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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?
For the next three years, the Australasian Railway Association plans to develop its sustainability efforts, through its new guide identifying the environmental initiatives that must be practiced.
Lumo is to become the new, wholly electric rail service to launch between Edinburgh and London to replace domestic flights and produce more sustainable and affordable travel options.
HS2 Ltd has announced the shortlist of bidders for the £370 million contract to build the environmentally-friendly Interchange Station, based at the heart of the UK’s new high-speed rail network in Solihull.
The first hydrogen-powered train in the world, Alstom’s Coradia iLint passenger train is making its debut in Östersund, Sweden, with aims to reduce CO2 emissions and help decarbonise rail transport.
The Moscow Central Circle (MCC), one of Moscow’s most important transport networks, has inaugurated the trial of its first double-decker electric train, running for 15 days until 8 September 2021.
Equipped with advanced technology, the ‘H10 Series’ locomotive is four times more fuel efficient than road freight transport on average.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has released data outlining the lowest level of emissions, on record, across Great Britain’s railway network during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new government Hydrogen Strategy outlines how the UK rail industry can be supported through the development of hydrogen economies and continue to excel as one of the ‘greenest ways’ of travel.
Norfolk Southern’s emissions reduction target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and aligns with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Viper Innovations are calling for more UK SME businesses to ‘do their bit’ to combat global warming through carbon offsetting and carbon footprint reduction.
Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula.
The European Commission's ‘Fit for 55’ regulatory package will be crucial in the transition to sustainable mobility in Europe.