6. Consumption by trains - Eurailscout

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