Tag - Train to Copenhagen
Friday 4 December 2009 at 20:48 :: Others
Friday 27 November 2009 at 13:26 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
Railway companies use large quantities of energy. Some companies generate their own energy and almost all railways organisations have the power to influence their energy mix due to being major purchasers of energy. In some countries it is also possible to opt for (...)
Tuesday 18 August 2009 at 19:04 :: What is going on?
Departure is planned for 5th December, 9.10, from Brussels Midi. So be ready! The “Climate Express” will be supplemented by feeder connections from major European cities and by trains offered to the national delegation by the Railways. Don’t forget to visit the websites of our participating members to check the trains. The train, calling at Cologne and Hamburg, will be the platform for a large number of on-board (...)
Friday 7 August 2009 at 16:47 :: What is it?
The Train to Copenhagen team has one goal: bringing people to Copenhagen and bringing COP15 to the people. Taking the train is part of the solution in combating global warming. Trains are the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, so why would you travel by any other means to the one event in 2009 that can make a difference to the planet’s future? The International Union of Railways (UIC) and its (...)
Monday 23 November 2009 at 13:55 :: What is going on?
The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
In November 2009 a team of environmental experts, NGOs and journalist has boarded the Trans Siberian Express in Vladivostok. The trip is a key part of the Train to Copenhagen project and is organised by the Russian Railways (RZD http://eng.rzd.ru/). RZD planned different stops, at Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Novgorod and the team will end their journey in Moscow 10 days later. Each stop is giving the team the (...)
Tuesday 18 August 2009 at 17:01 :: How to get to Copenhagen?
There are many ways to travel if you are going to Copenhagen for the COP15 or any other reason. However if you want to travel in a sustainable way you can find the timetable for all European trains at www.ecopassenger.org and compare the carbon footprint between the different modes of transportation.
A number of UIC members are offering special fares for people participating in the COP15. So please follow the evolution of this site where we will promote all special (...)
Thursday 17 December 2009 at 13:49 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
80 people travelled together by train from Switzerland to Copenhagen, including the Swiss delegation arriving for the high-level segment of COP 15. The participants of the train were welcomed with breakfast at the station by the Danish Railways.
The journey had included meetings and conferences and obviously a good night of sleep because the participants seemed (...)
Tuesday 24 November 2009 at 09:45 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
After three days on the train our first chance for a serious change of diet.
Suddenly the view opens up and there on our right lies Lake Baikal. Today its waters are a deep steely grey and ice fringes the shore-line. To our left are the granite (basalt?) cliffs that had to be dynamited back in 1901 to cut a way through for the railway.
The lake conceals a massive rift created as one tectonic plate drifts north-west and the one we are on drifts south-east. (...)
Wednesday 2 December 2009 at 17:33 :: The Kyoto to Copenhagen journey
The main freight cargo transported by rail in Russia today are gas, oil, coal, timber, machines and are parts of buildings.
Sometime during the 1980ties Russia set up the longest freight train ever in the world. It was 17 km long and it had four locomotives in front and two behind to push. (...)
Friday 9 October 2009 at 16:46 :: What is going on?
The wagon will be attached and detached to five regular Trans-Siberian Expresses during the journey, as the program elaborated by Russian Railways envisages stops in 5 Russian major cities during the trip. Excursions, technical visits and meetings with the local authorities and (...)