ABOUT THE COALITION: RAIL FREIGHT FOR CLIMATE, MOBILITY AND HEALTH
Rail Freight Forward is a coalition of European rail freight companies which are committed to drastically reducing the negative impact of freight transport on the planet and mobility through innovation and a more intelligent transport mix.
The coalition has the ambition to increase the modal share of rail freight to 30% by 2030 as the macro-economically better solution for European growth. It strives to engage railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and policymakers across Europe in acting to realize this modal shift.
ACTION PLAN: HOW TO SHIFT FROM ROAD TO RAIL
How to prevent the additional negative impact of 30% transport growth.
The Rail Freight Forward coalition presents its white paper detailing the impact of freight transport (with 75% being road freight) on climate, mobility and health. By 2030, transport in Europe will grow by 30% and so will its negative impact.
The Coalition presents a comprehensive action plan to shift freight transport from road to rail (which emits 9 times less CO2 and uses 6 times less energy) to safeguard Europe’s future.
SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT RAIL FREIGHT CAN DO
To mark their climate commitment and win hearts and minds in support of the modal shift, the members of the Rail Freight Forward coalition have chosen Katowice to officially launch Noah’s Train. This train will travel through Vienna (14/1), Berlin (24/1), Paris (2/2) and Brussels (20/2). In each city, prominent local street artists will gradually transform the train into the world’s longest transformative mobile artwork, inspired by the oldest tale of environmental activism.
Follow the journey of #NoahsTrain on Instagram.