It is highly desirable that the train has favourable environmental characteristics, despite increased speed, such as:
• Lower energy use per passenger-km
• Lower noise emissions
• Track-friendliness (modest track deterioration and ability to run on non-perfect track)
An overall important green feature is that the train is attractive and has a high market share because electric trains are superior car and air traffic in terms of energy consumption and emissions per trip..
Gröna Tåget makes it possible to improve productivity in the passenger rail sector and increase rail transport’s market share in an important segment. This will strengthen economic development as well as mobility and prosperity in society. If such a train is successful and increases its market share over other transport modes, it will also contribute to a more sustainable transport system.