Decarbonisation of work trains

UIC best practice workshop

UIC organised an online two-hour workshop that was dealing with strategies, experience and projects to reduce or phase out the use of internal combustion engines and fossil fuels by work trains for track maintenance.
The main objective is to understand what the current solutions are, for Infrastructure Managers (IMs), suppliers and contractors to reduce and avoid carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and noise while making it safer for the staff.
The workshop will take place on Thursday the 18th of March, from 10h to 12h, Paris time.
The workshop is split in 2 parts.

  • In the first hour Infrastructure managers would give insights in their policies regarding climate neutrality, and which challenges they are facing.
  • The second hour is for contractors, suppliers and manufactures of machines, to show their commitments to reduce the carbon footprint of their services, the possibilities they can offer, but also the obstacles they are facing. Vehicle owner/leasing companies are also invited.

A time slot in each session will be dedicated to questions and discussion.

After workshop update:

UIC eNews article:

Supporting slides:


- PDF - 10.4 Mb


Replay of the workshop:



- PDF - 184.1 kb


(2 hours) 10h – 12h, Coffee break 11h00.

Moderator: open

(1 hour) First part
Infrastructure managers’ point of view: green work stock procurement, sustainability
criteria in tendering

  • ProRail
  • Trafikverket
  • Ricardo (Network Rail requirements)
  • SBB
  • Discussion, questions

(1 hour) Second part
Suppliers and contractors’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of works

  • Plasser & Theurer
  • Vossloh
  • Strukton
  • Discussion, questions


If you are interested to attend this workshop, please fill in the following form:
You will receive a confirmation e-mail containing an appointment file that you can save to your calendar.

Thank you for your interest,

For any additional information, please contact Sustainability advisor Philippe Stefanos

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Wednesday 13 January 2021