Climate and environment

SJ / Climate and environment

Green travel

The train is one of the greenest means of transport because it can house remarkably more passengers than other forms of transportation, leaving behind only a small carbon footprint. Even trains that are diesel-driven are significantly more environmentally and climate friendly than, for example, an aircraft.

Consider booking a train journey next time you travel. There are many good reasons why it is an excellent idea!

Electric train travelling through the Dovre mountains.

Six other good reasons to travel by train

1. Good time management: Not many other means of transport allow you to work, eat, watch a movie or take a nap while you travel. Time is precious, so make the most out of it aboard the train.

2. Energy efficient: The aerodynamic shape of the train helps save more fuel and electricity. Trains also have the capacity to transport many passengers, which is also extremely efficient.

3. Less stressful: Go right to your seat without tiresome security checks and just relax all the way to your destination! And by all means, use your electronic devices as much as you desire.

4. Sustainability all the way: Our food is locally-sourced, environmentally friendly packed and our cleaning products are eco-certified. We also sort out the waste and recycle. We just love our planet!

5. The best views: Your train ticket comes with magnificent mountain views included right outside the window. If you are lucky, you might also spot a herd of deer or even a musk ox!

6. Location, location, location: Unlike airports train stations are conveniently located in the center of every town and city, within walking distance from wherever you are going.

How much CO2 is released?

Graph on climate smart transportation
Grams per CO2-equivalents per km per passenger

Electric trains than run through Scandinavia, and more specifically in Norway, run with a hundred percent renewable energy coming from hydroelectric power. This means that the electricity that powers the trains is produced without any carbon dioxide emissions, and is therefore a very clean energy source. Read more HERE.