The Swedish Transport Administration has awarded a consultancy contract for new high-speed rail lines planned between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malm?.
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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?
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.
In six years of operation, the Renfe-SNCF high-speed train service between Spain and France has enabled half a million tonnes of carbon emission reductions.
Research by HS1 Ltd has found that high-speed train travel between the UK and Europe has enabled a yearly emission reduction of 750,000 tonnes of carbon.
To support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives for the transport sector, the European Commission has proposed to make 2021 the 'European Year of Rail'.
Clayton Equipment have agreed on a contract to supply Sellafield Ltd with two emission-free Hybrid+™ CBD80 shunting locomotives.
Following the introduction of free water fountains at UK stations, Network Rail has saved the equivalent of three million plastic bottles from landfill.
Keolis is the first private commuter rail operator in the United States to earn the APTA Gold Sustainability Award.
In response to the European Commission's EU Green Deal, European rail CEOs recently met in Brussels to discuss the new approach to sustainable mobility.
The new train sets for DSB will contribute to supporting a further reduction of carbon emissions from rail transport in Denmark.
Eurostar has introduced a direct, non-stop route between the Netherlands and the UK without requiring passengers to disembark midway for passport control.
In a bid to encourage sustainable travel and offer an alternative to flying, Greater Anglia has announced the introduction of its Rail Sail ticket.
The lack of bins on trains limits recycling options, despite a survey showing that 82 per cent of passengers would choose to recycle.
Freightliner's open letter supports the plans to build HS2 lines across the UK, emphasising the positive benefits it will bring, such as decarbonisation.