Technology sometime beggars belief. Just when you’ve been gobsmacked by one new invention, another one comes along in rapid succession, and from all parts of the planet. What a time to be alive, where the earth is literally shrinking thanks to new tech.
One of the best examples of this is – no surprise – rail, and its modern sleeper trains. (Sorry for sounding like a broken record on this topic, but it really matters.) At the risk of sounding repetitious, one engine pulling hundreds of people, instead of hundreds of cars carrying one or two persons simply makes sense. And, much of the world gets this. But not all, and that’s a problem.
For example, flying from Stockholm to Hamburg creates around 250kg of carbon dioxide emissions per passenger, according to calculation website EcoPassenger. By comparison, the CO2 released by travelling via electric-powered train is just 26kg. And, as an example, Sweden’s SJ night train pulls nine coaches, and capacity to carry 400 sleeping, relaxed passengers and produces that incredible result of only 26kg. And some Asian trains hurtle along the tracks at 250 km/h (160 mph.) Admit it – it just makes sense.
Want to learn more? Read the article here from the BBC.com. And, want to prove it for yourself? Make a comparison courtesy of EcoPassenger where you can compare the energy consumption, the CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts for planes, cars and trains in passenger transport. Click here.
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