Climate change and pandemic challenges require new approaches to limit the effects on the environment and climate, but also to revive the economic growth.

Both goals can be met by the rail transport. We all became aware in the last year that mobility is important to go to work, to school, to travel on vacation, to reunite with family and friends etc. Therefore, increasing the mobility of people and goods exchange is a viable opportunity to boost the economy, education and to facilitate the connection between people, communities, families, regions of the country and Europe.

Ensuring rail mobility provides alternatives to current and future difficulties, and to limit CO2 emissions, train journey must become a commonplace because it is the greenest means of transport.

You can find out the impact on the environment, produced by using different means of transport for trips to Europe, by accessing the program ECOPASSENGER
(http://ecopassenger.org/bin/query.exe/en?L=vs_uic).

The application is developed by the International Union of Railways and allows the comparison of air, car and rail journey routes, by calculating the energy consumption, CO2 emissions and other pollutants (nitrogen oxide emissions, particulate emissions, hydrocarbon emissions), for each selected route. Any route of interest can be entered and the application will highlight the emissions by modes of transport.

We can all contribute to the fight against climate change and economic growth. Get on the train! The future is the railway.

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Did you know that?

  • 1965 – 1966 – The electric traction was put into operation on Braşov – Predeal section. On April 20, 1966, Predeal – Câmpina section was put into operation, and on February 16, 1969 the entire electrified main line Braşov – Bucureşti (170 km) was officially inaugurated. For the electric traction, 10 Co-Co locomotives of 5100 kW were delivered by the Swedish company ASEA. In December 1965, the first inaugural train on Predeal – Brașov section was hauled by the first electric locomotive EA 001.

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