Topic: CO2 emissions

Robroyston railway station

Scotland will decarbonise its railways by 2045

Scotland, the constituent unit of the United Kingdom, will reach zero emission by 2045. To this end, the country’s government plans to decarbonise the railway network. Within this policy, it has scheduled massive improvements of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid conversion of diesel trains in Ireland

Irish national railway operator Iarnród Éireann is continuing the modernisation of diesel trains. It will introduce the refurbished vehicles with new power packs. These diesel trains could be also converted into the hybrid multiple units...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Breeze hydrogen train, source: Alstom

New boost for British hydrogen train programme

The British hydrogen train programme received a new financial impetus. Eversholt Rail and Alstom will jointly invest an additional 1.1 million euros in the project. Britain’s first hydrogen train nicknamed as the Breeze is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Synergy of railways and aviation in Germany

The German transport sector is continuing to intensify cooperation between the different modes of transport. Instead of competing with each other, the market players are looking for more synergy opportunities. Among the latest developments is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Swiss officials shift from planes to trains

The government of Switzerland has set a positive example for other countries in reducing CO2 emissions. Since 1 July, the federal officials must travel by train instead of taking a plane for short-haul business trips.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Europe makes 2021 the Year of Rail

In order to support and promote railways as a sustainable mode of transport, the European Commission has proposed to make 2021 the Year of Rail. It plans a series of events, campaigns and initiatives next...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Coradia iLint hydrogen train in the Netherlands

Hydrogen train on test tracks in Netherlands

The Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train has been rolled out on the railway network of the Netherlands. Starting from 27 February, it is performing the overnight test trips on the Groningen – Leeuwarden line. On 7...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Manchester Piccadilly station

Train a better mode to travel UK than plane

Travelling by train from London to Glasgow, one passenger could reduce CO2 emissions by almost 60 per cent compared to flying. In case of a journey to Manchester, this volume could be shortened even more...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB green locomotive, source: ÖBB

Green revolution on Austrian rails

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is implementing environmentally friendly solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. The company develops the use of green traction energy, improves its infrastructure, invests in alternative mobilities. By 2050, ÖBB aims to become...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko