Find out what these industry experts think about topics including: the barriers in upgrading and electrifying existing/new rail networks; overcoming the uncertainties of using alternative green traction technologies; and how the rail freight sector plays a part in rail’s decarbonisation efforts.
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"Although we welcome these positive plans, action is needed now if we are to reach Net Zero on our railways by 2050," says David Clarke, Technical Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA).
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern have signed a merger agreement to form a single-line rail network linking the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The first hydrogen-powered train in the world, Alstom’s Coradia iLint passenger train is making its debut in Östersund, Sweden, with aims to reduce CO2 emissions and help decarbonise rail transport.
The new government Hydrogen Strategy outlines how the UK rail industry can be supported through the development of hydrogen economies and continue to excel as one of the ‘greenest ways’ of travel.
Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula.
The groundbreaking Transport Decarbonisation Plan includes the aim to create a net zero rail network by 2050.
Developed by Siemens Mobility, the two-car train is to be tested on the Augsburg-Füssen route, among others, beginning in mid-2023.
Deutsche Bahn's mobile filling station will enable the rapid refuelling of hydrogen trains within 15 minutes, paving the way for climate neutrality.
In partnership with a consortium of specialist suppliers, government funding has been secured to develop a dual-fuel solution for Freightliner's Class 66 locomotive.
By committing to delivering hydrogen train fleet orders, the UK government can support the ‘build back better’ agenda, as well as skilled jobs, investment and growth.
Alstom has debuted its Coradia iLint hydrogen train on the Railway Research Institute's test track to highlight the potential for sustainable transport in Poland.
It is hoped that the development of using hydrogen fuel cells for Russia's railways can help to reduce emissions, noise and vibration.
Anthony M. Watanabe, Head of Growth - Innovation & Smart Mobility at Alstom, explores several different innovation opportunities for further decarbonising the rail value chain, such as energy optimisation and leveraging digitalisation.