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What the world’s longest passenger train can teach us about sustainable transport

A Swiss rail operator has broken the record for the longest passenger train. Image: Unsplash/charles_forerunner

Simon Torkington

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It took 7 drivers to get the longest passenger train through 22 tunnels and across 48 bridges in the Swiss Alps.
It took 7 drivers to get the longest passenger train through 22 tunnels and across 48 bridges in the Swiss Alps. Image: Swiss Image


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Rail’s share of freight and passenger transport remains low in many countries. Image: BCG
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The use of diesel as a train fuel is predicted to fall dramatically by 2050. Image: IEA
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