6. Consumption by trains

The largest source of CO2 emissions is the consumption of diesel for the test trains. Measures to make running them more economical will then also have a direct impact on Eurailscout’s CO2 footprint.

Aims and solutions:

  • An information leaflet on energy-saving running will be drawn up.
  • New ways of running trains: a reduction can be achieved by earlier deceleration and running at lower speeds.
  • Reduction of ventilation use in trains through:
  1. Fixing plastic insulation film on windows of the Eurailscout test train
  2. Extraction of heat from metering systems, computers and screens and its removal from the train