A “climate train” special service transported passengers from Amsterdam to the COP26 summit in Glasgow, as part of the industry’s attempts to put the environmental benefits of rail travel at the heart of the debate.
Passengers on the October 30 trip included official COP26 delegations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany, along with young climate campaigners, Members of the European Parliament, and charity representatives.
They travelled from Amsterdam to London St Pancras on an e320 Eurostar electric multiple unit. They then crossed over to Euston for an Avanti West Coast Pendolino to Glasgow Central, with just one stop for a crew change at Preston. The journey between St Pancras and Euston included a ‘wellbeing walk’ which took passengers away from the busy Euston Road in order to reduce air pollution exposure.
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