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Rail travel surpasses air travel as the preferred mode of transport

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A report by Transform Scotland reveals more people are now travelling by trains between London and Scotland

Finally, there is some good news for green enthusiasts and environmentalists! The news is coming from Transform Scotland which has reported a shift from air travel to rail travel between Scotland and London. In fact, this change in pattern is huge and historic as it surpasses figures from the last 20 years. This means, people are resorting to rail travel in a big way as compared to air travel. It is having a huge impact on the environment as can be seen from the amount of carbon emission which has come down drastically.

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Azuma trains to operate on Virgin Trains’ east coast service

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Virgin Trains will operate Azuma trains on the east coast

With the introduction of Azuma trains, the travelling time in the UK is going to be cut drastically. These bullet trains by Virgin Trains will run on the east coast. This will help commuters as more of them are travelling by train now and the introduction of high-speed vehicles will reduce the travel time.

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High-speed rail plan to progressively replace short-haul flights

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Lord Adonis plans to replace short-haul flights with high-speed train travel

Domestic air travel will be progressively replaced by high-speed rail in the near future as rail travel offers a number of advantages over flights.

The government plans to replace short distance flights with train travel over a period of time. Rail travel is feasible because it is hassle-free, cuts on carbon emissions, lessens congestion on the lines and reduces the journey time. As seen in recent years, air travel’s loss has proved to be railways’ gain.

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Major change from air to rail has save 700,000 tonnes of carbon emissions on Scotland-London route: Transform Scotland report

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A report by Transform Scotland says drastic reduction in carbon emissions on Scotland-London route due to changing travel habits of people

A change in travel pattern between Scotland and London has resulted in an environmental achievement. There has been a cut in carbon emissions as more passengers are taking to trains instead of flights.

According to ‘A Green Journey to Growth’ report by Transform Scotland, an estimated 700,000 tonnes of carbon has been saved by this change in the travel habits of passengers on the Scotland-London route.

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Virgin Trains takes record share of travellers between Edinburgh and London

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Virgin Trains sees record increase in the number of passengers travelling between Edinburgh and London

There has been a record increase in the number of passengers travelling with Virgin Trains recently. This growth in the number of passengers has encouraged the train operator and it is now aiming for half of the travel market share by 2023. There has been 18 per cent annual increase in the number of passengers travelling between London and Edinburgh in June. With this, the train operator has 33 per cent share of the air and train travel market on the route, which is past the previous record of 32 per cent in June 2014.

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Rail travel surpasses air travel as the preferred mode of transport

Rail travel surpasses

A report by Transform Scotland reveals more people are now travelling by trains between London and Scotland

Finally, there is some good news for green enthusiasts and environmentalists! The news is coming from Transform Scotland which has reported a shift from air travel to rail travel between Scotland and London. In fact, this change in pattern is huge and historic as it surpasses figures from the last 20 years. This means, people are resorting to rail travel in a big way as compared to air travel. It is having a huge impact on the environment as can be seen from the amount of carbon emission which has come down drastically.

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