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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 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.
5 May 2020 | By ABB
Join this free to attend Webinar on 17 June 2020, supported by ABB, in which experts from Network Rail will discuss how they have linked their asset and operational data to planning information for fast and agile track maintenance decision-making.
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.
For Global Railway Review’s ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Jason Brooker, Head of Environment at Govia Thameslink Railway, explains the initiatives the train operating company has established to contribute to rail’s role in reducing Britain’s carbon footprint.
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.
For Global Railway Review’s ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, CEO of Metro Trains Melbourne, Raymond O’Flaherty, discusses how the operator is driving best-practice and innovation to achieve its sustainability outcomes.
Not all stone wool is the same. You’ll quickly realise that if you try using a piece of stone wool insulation to control the powerful vibrations on a rail track. Alejandro Berdon, Technical Manager of Rockdelta by Lapinus (part of the ROCKWOOL Group), explains the three common myths about stone…
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.
For our 'Improving Rail's Environmental Impact' series, John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, writes that rail freight has a vital role to play in helping the UK meet some of its most significant challenges, including the immediate challenge of responding to COVID-19, and the longer-term challenge of helping the…
This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.
Torkel Patterson, Vice-Chairman of the International High-speed Rail Association (IHRA), writes about how high-speed rail networks significantly contribute to sustainable development and how they support the economic growth of the regions they serve.
The competition jury praised the proposal from UK architect practice Feilden Fowles for its elegant but functional design and ambitious energy strategy.
Within our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Rebecca Cranshaw, Community and Environment Manager at Eurostar, discusses the company’s Tread Lightly plan and how the rail industry is witnessing a culture shift, as passengers become more focused on sustainability and allow this focus to impact their decisions.