Alstom makes a sustained push for green solutions in the rail business

Fresh from its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, the French company eyes growth opportunities in Asia and beyond


WHEN international travel eventually resumes on a wider scale after borders gradually reopen, it could well be trains - rather than aeroplanes or cars - that commuters will pick as their preferred mode of transport.

Taking a high-speed train, for instance, could bring passengers from point to point faster than by air, often straight into the heart of the city.

On the environmental front, it's widely known that rail travel accounts for just a small fraction of the transportation-related CO2 emissions of road, water and air transport.

The European Union (EU) has even gone so far as to designate 2021 as the European Year of Rail to promote the use of trains as a safe and sustainable mode of...


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