Operators unite to run Cop26 Climate Train

Avanti West Coast No 390134 awaits departure from Liverpool Lime Street with April 22 2021's 11.47 Liverpool-London Euston.

Avanti West Coast, Eurostar, NS, ProRail and Youth for Sustainable Travel will unite this October to run a special ”Climate Train” to the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans says more focus on sustainable mobility is needed, and he has chosen to take the train to the summit.

The initiative is supported by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), and comes in support of the EU Year of Rail 2021.

The train will carry young people, official delegations, mobility experts, non-governmental organisations and representatives of the rail sector by Eurostar from Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Brussels to London, where they will change onto an Avanti West Coast train to Glasgow.

A series of debates and seminars about the role that rail and sustainable travel can play in combatting climate change will take place on the trains.