Russian Railways and French SNCF signed an agreement on the joint development of hydrogen technologies in transport systems

Russian Railways and French SNCF signed an agreement on the joint development of hydrogen technologies in transport systems
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The agreement covers the use of hydrogen fuel cell trains and the systems required to operate them. This also includes the introduction of other green technologies that will help protect the environment and make rail transport even more sustainable, informs Railway Supply magazine with reference to Nakolei Pl.

The agreement defines the areas of cooperation between Russian Railways and the French SNCF for the next three years. They cover areas such as: safety, design, maintenance and certification of freight and passenger rolling stock. It is also expected to cooperate in other areas of activity aimed at reducing the consumption of diesel fuel.

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Thus, Russian Railways and SNCF reaffirmed their commitment to transforming the environment and their desire to make rail transport the most attractive mode of transport due to its green technologies and low environmental impact. Russian Railways has already achieved a 49% reduction in total emissions from 1990 emissions by the end of 2020.

Currently, more than 85% of all passengers and cargo transported by Russian Railways are transported by traction electric trains. Russian Railways accounts for less than 1% of the total greenhouse gas emissions among Russian companies.

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On the other hand, since 1990 SNCF has reduced CO2 emissions by over 50% per passenger and tonne of cargo. Currently, in France, rail transport accounts for only 0.4% of greenhouse gas emissions in the entire transport sector.

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