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With trains on the way that could equal the speed of some planes, the future of international travel in Europe could be less about flying and more about rail travel.

Summary

This article by Aisling Ní Chúláin, writing for Euronews, makes the following points:
  • The climate crisis is focusing the minds of European policymakers.
  • The stated goal is for carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Many are betting on 'clean rail' as the future of travel.
  • Shift2Rail aims to establish a Single European Railway Area (SERA) to enable seamless cross-border mobility.
  • A new 'Hyperloop' rail concept is being developed that should achieve speeds of 1,000 kms per hour at zero emissions.
 

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