Nederlandse Spoorwegen estimates that 600,000 passengers a day are effectively carbon neutral © NS Groep NV
Nederlandse Spoorwegen estimates that 600,000 passengers a day are effectively carbon neutral © NS Groep NV

Wind power has Dutch rail firm on track

20 February 2017

Carbon-neutral journeys are the target for the Netherland’s principal train company Nederlandse Spoorwegen

Many organisations talk the talk about sustainability. But no one can accuse Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national Dutch railway company, of greenwash. NS CEO Roger van Boxtel was so excited by the development of wind power in the Netherlands that he strapped himself to a windmill blade.

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