UCL expands opportunities for sustainable travel
6 October 2021
UCL’s travel provider has launched a new European rail booking service for students and staff
UCL has pledged to become a net zero-carbon institution by 2030. We are committed to delivering global impact while reducing the carbon footprint of staff and student travel.
This means that UCL students and staff will now be able to search and book European rail journeys online via Go2Book in the following countries and with the following providers:
In addition, Eurostar booking has been updated to include journeys to Amsterdam.
You will still be able to enquire about and book European rail travel offline if additional support is required. The offline team is also on hand to assist with any International rail enquries you have, To speak to a member of UCL’s Branch Team please:
- Call 0333 230 9110 or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Choose Rail over Air
Choosing to make short haul journeys by rail instead of air can reduce carbon emissions by 75%.
Figure above shows gCO2 per km of travel. Source: ourworldindata.org/travel-carbon-footprint
Additional benefits of taking the train:
- More flexible travel times and routes
- No need to arrive hours in advance for check-in and security
- Travel between city centres rather than commuting to and from airports
- Ability to work on the train
Please note that this is a brand new online service so we welcome any feedback that you have. Please provide your feedback or comments via our feedback form or by contacting the Commercial and Procurement team.