Eurostar to offer Climate Train to COP26 in Glasgow

ProfessionalRail, NS, Eurostar, Avanti West Coast and Youth for Sustainable Travel have unveiled plans to run a particular Climate Train to the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.

The occasion is scheduled to happen in October.

Almost six years after the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, extra concentrate on ‘sustainable mobility’ together with rail is required based on European Commission vice-president, Frans Timmermans, who consciously chooses to take the prepare to Glasgow.

Travelling to London by Eurostar as a substitute of airplane emits as much as 93 per cent much less CO21 per passenger and a freight prepare can substitute a mean of 56 vehicles.

Despite the sustainable benefit of trains, solely seven per cent of all passengers and 11 per cent of all items in Europe journey by rail.

Yet, with its 200,000 kilometres of observe, Europe has one of the vital intricate networks on this planet.

Timmermans mentioned: “What may very well be nicer than travelling by prepare to a global local weather summit?

“The prepare is sustainable and offers lots of consolation, whether or not you journey for work or pleasure.

“More and extra passengers in Europe are recognising the benefits of travelling by rail.

“We need to improve this quantity within the coming years by, for instance, doubling the quantity of high-speed prepare site visitors and making worldwide rail journey even simpler.

“I am really looking forward to leaving for Glasgow by train with our delegation.”

The thought to journey to COP26 by Europe by rail began as a profitable grassroots motion by Youth for Sustainable Travel in cooperation with rail operator ProfessionalRail.

The Climate Train then grew to become a actuality because of collaboration with carriers Eurostar, NS and Avanti West Coast (who have been planning a service to the convention in Glasgow).

The initiative can be supported by CER – the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies.

Rail to the COP will carry collectively as various a gaggle as potential from throughout Europe.

Young individuals, official delegations, mobility consultants, NGOs and representatives of the railway sector are invited to journey by Eurostar from Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Brussels to London, the place they’ll change to an Avanti West Coast prepare to Glasgow.

During the journey, Youth for Sustainable Travel and the rail companions will organise a sequence of debates and seminars to attract consideration to the vital function that rail, and sustainable journey can play in attaining the worldwide local weather change objectives.

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