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Do You Know Four Reasons Why Rail Transport Is the Right Choice?

Do You Know Four Reasons Why Rail Transport Is the Right Choice?
photo: PKP Intercity/Do You Know Four Reasons Why Rail Transport Is the Right Choice?
27 / 08 / 2023

Rail is one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transport. Several factors confirm these claims.

Train transport has lower greenhouse gas emissions. In many countries, electric railways powered by renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar energy are common. It minimizes the production of greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants compared to internal combustion engines used in road transport.

Train sets can transport a large number of passengers and cargo. Thanks to trains, the number of means of transport on the roads is also reduced. It is why traffic and queues are reduced. Compared to automobile transport, trains tend to have a lower risk of grave traffic accidents, contributing to overall safety with less environmental impact. Trains are often more efficient for longer distances than cars, especially in terms of fuel consumption.

Despite these advantages, however, there are limitations and challenges associated with rail transport. Some of these include the limited flexibility of routes, the need for extensive infrastructure and investment in modernization, and obstacles to international transport due to different railway standards. Overall, however, rail transport remains one of the more ecological options for mass goods and people transport.

However, it is also essential to take other factors into account, such as the level of utilization of train capacity, maintenance, modernization of tracks and vehicles, operational efficiency, and the overall logistics of public transport. If rail transport is well organized and supported, it can play a crucial role in achieving ecological goals and reducing the impact of transport on the environment.