ABB helps Toronto railway cut emissions to zero

2018-01-02 - NewKerala article - December 18, 2017
The transport of people and goods accounts for roughly one-quarter of the world's energy consumption. Motor vehicles, trains and aircraft that use fossil fuels generate a similar proportion of the world's air pollutants, including greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming as well as carbon monoxide and other hazards to human health.

For an area facing increasing urbanization and population growth, the expansion will triple the length of the rapid transit service, bringing 81 percent of rider's homes within two kilometers of the LRT and decrease greenhouse gas emissions from passenger transportation by 29 percent per person. Launched by Ontario's transportation agency Metrolinx, the project will significantly reduce future emissions for a population expected to reach 9.6 million by 2041. 


ABB will deliver a medium-voltage distribution and traction power system, including gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), and substations. ABB's innovative GIS technology reduces the footprint by almost 40% percent and provides a practically maintenance-free solution. Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown line has started and service will begin in 2021.

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