The railways are working to become more sustainable

Alstom pressroom

It is often said that trains are a sustainable form of transport with very low CO2 emissions because trains are mostly powered by electricity. But what are steps that the railway sector is taking to be more sustainable, not only in terms of emissions but also biodiversity and noise pollution?

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Author: Frédéric de Kemmeter

Frédéric de Kemmeter is signalling technician and railway policy observer.

1 comment op “The railways are working to become more sustainable”

bönström bönström|18.06.22|19:37

The safest and less energy demanding mode, yes, but still, railways is a device, that meet competition.
Other modes, sustainable, by air, by sea, even the on road trucks, decisively upgrade, all the way, for reduced costs… (On Time arrivals are more important than ever, etc.!)
Any old technicality, “state of the art”, now plaguing, disturbing, shall be outed! Short heavy trains are better than long. Noise, symtom of “voids” and undamped, hung sleepers – shall be attended – at root, etc.!

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