Topic: CO2 emissions

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
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
OBB green logo at Vienna railway station, source: OBB

Austrian train stations powered with green electricity

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has reached a new milestone in implementing the energy-saving policy. The company provided green electricity for all train stations, offices, workshops and container cranes. On that occasion, ÖBB installed the restyled...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
LED lights at Miedzyzdroje train station, source: PKP PLK

More LED luminaires at Polish train stations

Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP PLK has installed 9,000 LED luminaires at the country’s train stations. This year the lighting will be upgraded at the stations in Katowice, Włoszczowice, Łódź Olechów Zachód, Rykoszyn and others....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Class 170 Turbostar hybrid train, source: Porterbrook

Ricardo to examine first UK hybrid train

British engineering company Ricardo will oversee the conversion of the Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ diesel multiple unit into the first UK hybrid vehicle. The train will be equipped with MTU Hybrid PowerPacks that combines diesel and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Breeze hydrogen train, source: Alstom

UK hydrogen train concept unveiled

French technology company Alstom and British rolling stock operator Eversholt Rail have presented a concept of the UK’s first hydrogen train. The vehicle is an upgraded version of the Class 321 electric multiple units running...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko