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Let’s share the search for sustainable solutions

New thinking can turn railways even greener says Paul Salveson, but progress on both train and station designs that are more eco-friendly requires collaboration and cooperation across national boundaries

Paul Salveson

We’re a pretty insular lot – us Brits that is. And I reckon we’re particularly insular in transport thinking, and how we make the best of our railways and improve their sustainability. For years we swallowed the Government’s mantra that rail electrification was not an important idea, whilst everyone else around the world was busy electrifying like it was going out of fashion. Were we right and the rest wrong? I don’t think so, and the wheel has turned full circle....

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23 Jul 2012

Well said, Paul.

Re replacing diesels, are there any EMU's with batteries under the floor to cover running on un-wired lines?

David HT Smith

[The Thursfield Smith Consultancy]