high-speed trains between the Uk and Europe is an environmentally friendly alternative to the flight on short routes.
According to a report by HS1 Ltd. that driver højhastighedsbanerne in the Uk, has been performed by the company Steer, saves high-speed trains, which corresponds to 750,000 tonnes of CO2e annually. Or the same as the 60,000 short-haul fares.
the HS1 at the same time says in a press release that they are working to get direct routes to Bordeaux, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Geneva in cooperation with the respective international partners, LISEA, Eurotunnel and SNCF Réseau.
- HS1 is a true success story, and we are fully committed to expand the international high-speed lines, so they are linked together with the Uk and the rest of Europe, as a part of a truly global Britain, says the permanent secretary for transport Grant Shapps in a press release.
He believes that the new partnerships show the great potential of its peripheries has, in the fight for zero CO2 emissions in 2050.
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the Report also predicts that, when the newly-opened Eurostar route to Amsterdam and Rotterdam achieves its full potential, will passengers take around 4.9 million international train per year, which will save an additional 470.000 tonnes CO2e, which is equivalent to 26,000 short range aircraft.
According to the HS1 is the average emissions of CO2 is 80 per cent lower for rail transport compared to air transport passengers at the same distance.
- more and More people are switching to rail, which is the most environmentally friendly way to travel between the Uk and a growing number of destinations in Europe. They enjoy international travel without all the hassle, as all too often associated with airports and at the same time saves the environment on the way, says the director of HS1 Dyan Crowther.
HS1 predicts that 200,000 people will use the højhastighedsbanen between London and Bordeaux every year. The route makes use of LISEA's newly opened high speed line between Bordeaux and the city of Tours. On the way, passengers will be able to travel from London to the south west of France in under five hours.