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Global Briefing: Spain advances plans for short haul flight ban

  2024-03-08 in Business Green

Spain to follow France in banning flights where rail offers viable alternative, Italy confirms coal phase out date, and Azerbaijan joins global methane pledge

  Tagged under: Coal | Legislation | Methane | Italy | Spain | Aviation | Trains | France

On the wrong track: 1,000 trains cancelled a day as Britain's railways crumble

  2024-03-07 by in

'Rail passengers are expected to pay more for less,' passengers say as the figures show performance keeps declining

  Tagged under: UK | Public Transport | Trains

New plans for HS2 money will bring ‘higher fares and congestion for decades’

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Rail experts say predicted passenger congestion north of Birmingham will mean ticket price rises to reduce demand

  Tagged under: Trains

HS2: The secret files that expose a multibillion-pound cover-up

  2023-10-25 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

The company in charge of constructing the HS2 railway has been accused of deliberately covering up its escalating costs to ensure politicians would keep spending billions of pounds of public money on the project. Whistleblowers from HS2 Ltd have described how senior managers instructed staff to keep

  Tagged under: Trains

HS2: The secret files that expose a multibillion-pound cover-up

  2023-10-21 by in The Times & The Sunday Times

The company in charge of constructing the HS2 railway has been accused of deliberately covering up its escalating costs to ensure politicians would keep spending billions of pounds of public money on the project. Whistleblowers from HS2 Ltd have described how senior managers instructed staff to keep

  Tagged under: Trains

UK infrastructure needs much more investment, say government advisers

  2023-10-17 in The Guardian

National Infrastructure Commission says public transport, home heating and water networks all in need of renewal

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Trains

German state ditches “world first” hydrogen train network for “cheaper” electric

  2023-08-07 by in The Driven - Australian EV News

German state abandons plans for “world first” hydrogen train network after concluding that battery electric trains are much cheaper.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Trains

HS2: Rail link rated 'unachievable' by infrastructure watchdog - BBC News

  2023-07-31 (or before) in The BBC

An infrastructure watchdog gives the project a "red" warning, raising issues over budgets and schedules.

  Tagged under: Trains

France bans short-haul flights to cut carbon emissions - BBC News

  2023-05-24 (or before) in The BBC

All domestic air routes are stopped where the same journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.

  Tagged under: France | Trains

New framework to ensure road and rail development projects protect the environment

  2023-04-15 (or before) in GOV.UK

Announcing a consultation on an updated national networks national policy statement (NNNPS) for developers of new road, rail and rail freight schemes.

  Tagged under: Trains

Revised plans for HS2 Euston terminus would cost almost £5bn, says watchdog

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

NAO warns cost of station in London almost double initial budget and pause on work could push it higher

  Tagged under: Trains

Norfolk Southern’s call to burn derailed train cars ‘jaw-dropping’, Senate hears

  2023-03-09 in The Guardian

Local official tells panel of chaotic response Ohio derailment and operator’s chief executive makes first appearance before Congress

  Tagged under: US Politics | Cars | Trains

Plan to incinerate soil from Ohio train derailment is ‘horrifying’, says expert

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Soil is being sent to a nearby incinerator with a history of clean air violations, raising fears the chemicals will be redistributed

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Trains

Here’s the real reason the EPA doesn’t want to test for toxins in East Palestine | Stephen Lester

  2023-03-02 in The Guardian

The agency is familiar with dioxins, having researched its adverse effects and if they test the soil in East Palestine for it, they will find it

  Tagged under: Trains

‘Be vigilant, hold your ground’: Erin Brockovich rallies Ohio town after train disaster

  2023-02-25 in The Guardian

Celebrated whistleblower and activist assures residents of East Palestine they are not alone, but also that a long road lies ahead

  Tagged under: Activism | Trains

Ohio senator condemns train operator and lobbyists over toxic derailment

  2023-02-19 in The Guardian

Democrat Sherrod Brown says derailment, which released toxic chemicals, was caused by Norfolk Southern

  Tagged under: US Politics | Trains

Ohio town reflects on chemical train derailment aftermath - BBC News

  2023-02-17 (or before) in The BBC

Residents of this close-knit community fear the railroad disaster has changed their lives forever.

  Tagged under: Trains

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train? - BBC News

  2023-01-20 (or before) in The BBC

How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trains

In Graphic Detail: The Polar Silk Route | Hakai Magazine

  2022-12-25 (or before) by in Hakai Magazine

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative aims to link much of the world through road, rail, and maritime networks, including ice-free routes through the Arctic.

  Tagged under: China | Arctic | Trains

Banning super short-haul flights: Environmental evidence or political turbulence?

  2022-10-04 (or before) in

Several countries have considered banning or even decided to ban or tax super short-haul flights, arguing that the availability of rail alternatives m…

  Tagged under: Trains

CN Rail wins right to privately prosecute Northern BC rail blockade participants - BC News

  2021-12-30 (or before) in

CN Rail has won the right to privately pursue criminal charges against three people who participated in a 2020 rail blockade in Northern B.C., despite the fact that provincial prosecutors declined to get involved.

  Tagged under: Trains

Pollution on some new UK trains ‘13 times one of London’s busiest roads’

  2021-09-16 in The Guardian

Nitrogen dioxide levels far exceed average recorded on traffic-clogged Marylebone Road, according to a study

  Tagged under: Trains

HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Campaigners are dismayed that so much of the clay slurry could have been lost during construction

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trains

Climate effects on US infrastructure: the economics of adaptation for rail, roads, and coastal development - Climatic Change

  2021-08-20 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, and coastal storms will likely increase the vulnerability of infrastructure across the USA. Using models that analyze vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation, this paper estimates impacts to railroad, roads, and coastal properties under three infrastructure management response scenarios: No Adaptation; Reactive Adaptation, and Proactive Adaptation. Comparing damages under each of these potential responses provides strong support for facilitating effective adaptation in these three sectors. Under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario and without adaptation, overall costs are pro...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trains

Transport for the North boss calls for debate on raising cost of driving

  2021-08-17 in The Guardian

Martin Tugwell says UK government must look at whether to make car use pricier and public transport cheaper

  Tagged under: Trains

Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

  2021-07-21 in The Guardian

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | China | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers | Greenpeace | Trains

The Bicycle-Train Combination: A Ticket to Success

  2021-07-10 (or before) in DCE

By Joeri van Mil , Jerom Marseille, Tessa Leferink and Niels van Oort Attractive, futureproof cities with the bicycle-train combination.The pressure on keeping cities liveable is an ongoing challenge. As urbanisation and population growth keep increa

  Tagged under: Trains

HS2 may be guilty of 'wildlife crime' by felling trees illegally, say lawyers

  2020-10-10 in The Guardian

Reports of rare bat species in ancient woodland being cleared for high-speed rail line

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trains | Trees

The Man in Seat 61 - the train travel site

  2020-02-15 (or before) in The Man in Seat 61 | The train travel guide

The mobile home page of the Man in Seat 61, the guide to train travel in the UK, Europe & worldwide.

  Tagged under: Trains

European rail operators call for end to tax-free status of aviation fuel

  2019-06-21 in International Railway Journal

European rail operators have called on the European Union’s (EU) finance ministers to end the tax-free exemption of aviation fuel.

  Tagged under: Trains | Finance

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