Tip #160 – Go by train rather than plane

Posted by on March 20th 2009 @ 3:14 pm

Plane

Did you know that a Eurostar train journey between London and Paris requires just one-tenth of the energy compared to the corresponding flight!? A lot of time and money is being spent to make flying as eco-friendly as possible. However, given the vast amount of energy needed to get a plane into the air means that it will always require a large amount of energy. However, trains do require less energy as they have no need to take off.

Sure, sometimes it’s easier to fly, but if you have a choice, try to avoid it. In the UK, public transport has a long way to come in terms of frequency, reliability and cost, but somehow we need to find a way to make it better!

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