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Rail freight grows, but still concerns about passengers in eastern Europe

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Freight carried by rail is up, in particular in eastern Europe. The figures, from the European railway companies’ umbrella organisation CER, coincide with a report highlighting ‘significant potential’ for a shift to rail to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

European Parliament postpones air pollution standards for trains and diggers

Makers of heavy-duty construction equipment, diesel locomotives and other non-road mobile machinery should be granted an extra three years to
comply with pollution standards agreed in 2004, according to the European Parliament’s environment committee.  Sustainable transport campaign group Transport
& Environment says the move undermines the credibility of European air quality laws.