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Geo-spatial type
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
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Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

Energy costs have risen dramatically in recent years and may continue to rise. Carbon emissions are matter of increasing concern, especially with regards to consequences of global warming. Even renewable energy is not cheap, nor without environmental consequences. Fossil fuel use is increasingly regulated in respect of pollutants such as sulphur and particulates adding to the cost of fuel.

Both the financial pressure, and the need to manage our carbon dioxide emissions, mean that railway personnel must improve their understanding of the technology, the economics and the opportunity of energy management to reinforce the position of rail as a cost effective and environmentally friendly form of transport.


Creation of educational material (booklet) split into these parts:

  • The management process,
  • The technical development,
  • The training and motivation of staff.

Booklet must be easy to understand for every railway personnel from senior management staff to station workers. It should explain thoroughly all aspects of energy consumption, savings of energy, implementation and communication of changes, measurements and records.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Non-profit organisation
Institution Name
UIC - Union Internationale des Chemins de fer
Type of funding


Brochure, which promotes best practices for saving energy on railways and outlines how this can be implemented using existing management systems.

Leaflet, which describes in a very catchy way energy consumption and savings for the railways.

Booklet and leaflet are attached.


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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