High-speed rail: Why quality rail materials are key to sustainable travel

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In my previous posts I’ve focused on the urban air mobility market. But it’s now time to turn our attention to another form of sustainable travel: high-speed rail.

According to the International Energy Association, high-speed rail is a promising, low-emissions substitute to air travel.

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, we must look to high-speed rail as a go-to choice for long distance public transport. And to do this, we need to be using quality rail materials.

High-speed rail lines have undergone rapid expansion in the past few years.

China has invested heavily in high-speed rail lines, with Europe and Japan following close behind. India, too, is in the process of building its first high-speed railway, which will connect Ahmedabad to Mumbai.

One thing that can increase sustainable train travel is faster travel times between major cities, at zero emissions. Another key factor is comfort, which I’ll explore later in my post. To achieve this, quality rail materials are key.

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Patric Scheidner

Corporate Vice President Global Head of Aviation, Space, Rail


Patric has been serving the chemical industry for more than 25 years.
He has mainly supported customers in Heavy Industries across four continents. His focus has been to develop customer-centric organizations and processes following continuous improvement methods, such as Lean Six Sigma. Being experienced in Supply Chain / Operations as much as Sales he fostered a culture of increasing customer value through the optimized combination of chemistry, process improvements, equipment as well as digital interfaces.

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