In a bid to develop decarbonised power solutions for the trains of the future, the University of Birmingham will use the leased rolling stock to research alternative power solutions.
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In August 2019, social enterprise Riding Sunbeams switched on the first ever solar panels to directly supply a railway line in Britain with electricity, paving the way for the world’s first solar-powered trains.
The First Minister of Scotland has set out plans to reduce Scotland's contribution to climate change through initiatives such as introducing hydrogen-powered trains.
VRR and NWL renew Emscher-Münsterland-Netz contract with eight diesel multiple units with Transdev subsidiary NordWestBahn for a further seven years.
As the rail industry strives for carbon neutrality, MP Peter Kyle has seen how cross-industry cooperation will lead to decarbonised railways.
The rolling stock leasing company has announced Helen Simpson and Chandra Morbey have been jointly appointed to the role of Innovation and Projects Director to further enhance Porterbrook’s ability to develop and deliver complex engineering projects.
Due to begin operation across the East Midlands network by 2022, the 33 new Hitachi trains will improve the passenger experience with more seats, more services, faster trains and better stations for passengers.
Rail transportation currently faces many challenges. High on the sector’s agenda is reducing rail’s impact on the environment and ensuring trains run more energy-efficiently. Among the several strategies available for reducing rail energy consumption, optimising train operation emerges as a one of the most interesting approaches. Colleagues Pablo Ciáurriz and…
ÖBB and Siemens Mobility develop environmentally-friendly train with electro-hybrid battery drive, which enables local emission-free operation.
The tier 4 low-emission locomotives provide fuel savings of 25 per cent and reduce diesel emissions and are now in operation.
Rail Industry Decarbonisation Task force finds that the industry and government can deliver a step change in rail’s emissions by removing diesel trains from the passenger network.
The UK’s Innovation Agency, Innovate UK and the Department for Transport’s SBRI have awarded funding to HiveLOGIC Limited to provide a digital solution to help transform rail freight logistics.