Welcome to G-PaTRA's webspace. G-PaTRA is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

G-PaTRA – Green Passenger Transport in Rural Areas – is a consortium of 13 partners from across Europe who have been awarded funding by the European Union Interreg North Sea Region programme to take forward a project on green transport in rural areas.

The project, which will run until 2023, is led by RGU working in collaboration with partners from UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Belgium. It will promote green transport and mobility by enhancing the capacity of authorities to reduce CO2 from personal transport in remote, rural and island areas. It will embed more zero emission vehicles in rural transport systems and improve available passenger transport resources.

“Rural public transport is high carbon, subsidy intensive and struggles to provide a viable alternative to the car,” said David Gray, Professor of Transport Policy at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, who is one of the researchers leading the project.

“Together with urban transport carbon reduction strategies rarely being transferrable to rural areas, innovations in green rural transport are sorely needed to help governments meet ambitious carbon reduction targets.”

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Latest Project News

G-PaTRA Project Extension 2021-2023

19 July 2021

The G-PaTRA project has been granted a project extension and will now run until 2023. Since it's inception, the project has been exploring how to red…

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Hydrogen Train Test in Groningen

17 May 2021

A report on testing for a hydrogen train on a route between Groningen and Leeuwarden in the Netherlands has been produced.

G-PaTRA project partner…

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Roundtable on alternative lighthouse project activities during the pandemic

11 February 2021

This month, G-PaTRA took part in an Interreg NSR roundtable which discussed lighthouse project alternative activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Mobipunt launch at Sint-Lievens-Houtem with the Transport Minister

14 December 2020

If you would like a break from the dreary weather just now, take a look at the video of the mobipunt (mobipoint) launch which took place in Sint-Liev…

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Battery Train Feasibility Study and other project outputs

10 December 2020

Check out our Output Library for the latest reports and developments from the G-PaTRA project , for a range of documents such as business cases…

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