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    Rail Business UK

    Call to ban adverts for high-carbon products from stations

    2022-09-20T12:00:00Z

    UK: Climate campaign organisations have called on Network Rail to add high-carbon products and activities such as petrol, diesel and hybrid cars, air travel and fossil fuel companies to the list of advertisements which cannot be displayed at its 20 managed stations. The joint letter to ...

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    In depth

    Infrastructure: Belgium learns to live with extreme weather

    2022-08-04T10:27:00Z

    Infrabel CEO Benoit Gilson reflects on the devastating floods which paralysed the Belgian network in mid-2021, and explains how the infrastructure manager has started to adapt its operations and harden its assets to cope with the impact of extreme weather.

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    Rail Business UK

    Collaboration looks at modal shift to decarbonise freight

    2022-08-03T04:15:00Z

    UK: The University of Birmingham and multi-modal freight company Pass Logistics have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore ways of switching containerised goods from road to rail to support decarbonisation. Researchers at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education’s Centre of Excellence in Rail ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Specialists appointed to railway weather resilience taskforce

    2022-07-20T14:48:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has announced a taskforce to investigate and make recommendations on how the railway can develop its approach to resilience during hot weather. The review will consider four key areas, each led by an independent specialist. Forecasting: Dame Julia Slingo FRS, former chief scientist ...

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    News

    Hudson Bay Railway permafrost study funded

    2022-07-19T12:00:00Z

    CANADA: Current and future permafrost conditions along the Hudson Bay Railway corridor to Churchill in Manitoba are to be studied by the University of Calgary with C$4·4m of funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund. The results will be used to develop strategies to ensure the ...

  • CP double-stack container freight train on a bridge in Canada (Photo Canadian Pacific)
    News

    Canadian measures to address effects of climate change on rail

    2022-07-13T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: Transport Canada has announced a Rail Climate Change Adaptation Programme to provide up to C$2·2m of co-funding for to support research and development activity to address the impacts of climate change on the rail sector.

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    News

    Sustainable development priority in FS Group’s €190bn 10-year business plan

    2022-05-18T14:46:00Z

    ITALY: New organisational and governance structures and a focus on sustainability are the centrepieces of a €190bn business plan for 2022-31 unveiled by national railway FS Group.

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    News

    ‘High speed rail: the right speed for our planet’ World Congress on High Speed Rail to be held in Marrakech

    2022-04-28T14:27:00Z

    MOROCCO: The International Union of Railways has selected Morocco to host the 11th World Congress on High Speed Rail in 2023, reflecting the country’s leading position in the high speed rail sector in Africa and the Middle East. The event’s slogan will be ‘high speed rail: ...

  • The Association of German Transport Undertakings has put forward proposals to accelerate the rate of railway electrification (Photo: DB/Martin Busbach)
    News

    Electrification still best for climate protection, says VDV

    2022-03-10T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Association of German Transport Undertakings has put forward proposals to accelerate the rate of electrification, emphasising that more of the national rail network needs to be electrified to encourage modal shift and meet the federal government’s climate protection objectives. In a position paper aimed ...

  • East Grinstead landslip (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Railway resilience report outlines climate change challenges

    2022-02-02T16:18:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published its third Adaption Report, outlining the risks which climate change poses to the rail network and measures required to improve resilience. The report sets out the progress made on climate change and resilience since 2016, identifies further actions which are needed, ...

  • Year-round ice-free access to north Russian ports and investments in the trans-Siberian rail corridor offer opportunities for the further development of rail freight, Yulia Kosolapova, Managing Director of RZD Logistics in Europe, told the European Silk R
    News

    Ice-free shipping route could open opportunities for rail

    2022-01-26T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Year-round ice-free access to north Russian ports and investments in the trans-Siberian rail corridor offer opportunities for the further development of rail freight, Yulia Kosolapova, Managing Director of RZD Logistics in Europe, told the European Silk Road Summit. She said the volume of inter-continental rail ...

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    In depth

    Comment: The COP26 cop-out

    2021-12-08T10:21:00Z

    Despite unambiguous evidence that global emissions from transport are heading in the wrong direction, there was a notable lack of emphasis on the role sustainable mobility including rail could play in mitigating climate change at the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow.

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    Editorial Comment

    20 years to save the planet

    2018-11-01T08:00:00Z

    ‘Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ are needed if global warming is to be limited to 1·5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Presented in Incheon on October 8, the Special Report on ...