Findings of DB Regio's survey also included that public transport is expected to play a key role in delivering traffic and climate change.
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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?
By installing the driver assistance system on its trains, DB Regio can cut consumption by up to 11.5 million litres of diesel per year.
The hydrogen train will operate along two routes for a 10-week testing period to gain a range of experience with the alternative technology.
The collaborative cross-industry initiative, chaired by Network Rail, provides technical advice to funders on how changing rail traction can contribute to the UK target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is to acquire 50 zero-emission trucks as part of its fleet of vehicles for intermodal use.
On World Electric Vehicle (EV) Day, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) - the UK’s biggest rail franchise - has opened a dedicated EV charging hub at?Hatfield Station to meet the increasing consumer demand for electric vehicles.
Siemens Mobility will deliver a total of 400 electric and diesel hybrid locomotives to DB Cargo, with the first delivery expected in 2023.
With a target of becoming climate-neutral by 2050, Deutsche Bahn has begun testing and implementing new sustainable fuels and drives.
New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) has exercised an option for eight additional BOMBARDIER ALP-45 dual-power locomotives, making this NJ TRANSIT’s fourth order for this locomotive type.
This In-Depth Focus explores several project developments and what long-term opportunities lie ahead for the rail industry, including: the importance of financing; what changes must take place to recover and move forward from the coronavirus pandemic; the continued approach to tackling climate change; and focusing on how improving passenger and…
After achieving the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification at the design stage, the development of HS2's Interchange station in Solihull can now progress following gaining planning approval.
The rail industry is under pressure to reduce its emissions and meet global government sustainability targets. This In-Depth Focus will explore how a modal shift to rail would help to achieve these goals, and how solutions such as alternative powered trains will play a key part.
Over the next decade, up to 15,000 freight trains will haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to HS2 construction sites, representing a massive reduction in carbon emissions and marking a significant investment for Britain’s rail freight sector.