The new high-speed line will enable more freight to travel by rail, reducing carbon emissions from transport as each freight train removes up to 76 lorries from the roads.
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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 utilising wind and solar power, HS1 aims to operate solely on renewable energy and has pledged to be fully carbon neutral within a decade.
The collaboration between the two companies will see the CoolRail freight service expand to the UK, the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland, among others.
CEO of CHSRA, Brian Kelly, has highlighted that the findings of the report show that the high-speed project has removed more emissions than it has created.
After being in operation for a year, Great Northern's Class 717 trains have enabled significant carbon emission savings across the Hertfordshire network.
To mark Clean Air Day 2020, Transport for Wales has celebrated its efforts in reducing its carbon emissions by 6.27 per cent during the 2019-2020 financial year.
The project aims to cut emissions and carbon on its construction sites, and to create a greener way of designing and building the new railway.
By integrating HS2 and NPR, Transport for the North outlines that rail capacity will be released, carbon emissions cut and economic recovery propelled.
By connecting two of Europe's largest ports with the most important economic hubs in Germany, DB Cargo can take 70,000 lorries off of the roads.
The Railway and e-Mobility Test and Technology Centre will focus on next generation of electric propulsion technology in pursuit of a cleaner future for transportation.
By working together, Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility will be able to offer a complete hydrogen solution to customers, subsequently supporting the decarbonisation of the European rail industry.
A report on the tests of Alstom's Coradia iLint trains has found that the hydrogen train is a fully viable alternative to diesel equipment.
Following the announcement about Tees Valley, TfN has highlighted that hydrogen power and electrification are key components of future plans for rail in the North.
The hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train, developed by the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, will help to decarbonise rail transportation.
The concrete product will provide a reduction of 42 per cent in carbon emissions, with the remaining emissions being offset.