Topic: Battery-powered train

Coradia Continental battery-electric train

More German operators prefer hybrid trains

The German railway market is shifting towards the hybrid trains and locomotives. In a few weeks after DB Cargo had purchased 50 hybrid shunters, another German operator embarked on the same path. Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS),...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn orders first hybrid shunters

DB Cargo, a freight subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered the first batch of hybrid shunting locomotives. 50 vehicles will be assembled by Toshiba at the DB’s maintenance facility in Rostock. The hybrid locomotives will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid train proves sufficiency in Austria

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has completed another stage in testing the Cityjet eco train. During a month, the company’s first hybrid vehicle was being examined on the regional routes in Upper Austria. Earlier, it was...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Cityjet eco train, source: ÖBB

Austria tests first hybrid train

On 2 September Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has started to test the prototype of the Cityjet eco train, the country’s first hybrid passenger multiple unit. It is capable to run using both the overhead electric...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Akku battery-powered train, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler gets first order for Akku battery-powered trains

German public transport authority Nahverkehrsverbund Schleswig-Holstein (NAH.SH) has chosen Stadler Rail as a supplier for its first battery-powered trains. The Swiss manufacturer will deliver 55 battery-powered Akku multiple units to fulfil the first order of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
HybridShunter 400 locomotive, source: CZ Loko

CZ Loko presents hybrid locomotive

Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ Loko has developed the HybridShunter 400 locomotive. It is the first hybrid vehicle in the company’s portfolio. The locomotive is able to power both from a diesel engine and batteries. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
JR East KuMoYa E995 hybrid train, source: Wikipedia

Four pillars of JR East energy saving policy

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has been providing an active energy saving policy for many years. The major passenger rail operator in Japan has reduced energy consumption by 20 per cent between 1990 and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vivarail hybrid train, source: Vivarail

Arcola Energy assists Vivarail to develop hybrid train

British engineering company Arcola Energy has concluded a long-term cooperation agreement with Vivarail. The parties will work together in developing a hydrogen/battery hybrid train in the United Kingdom and de-carbonising its rail sector. Arcola Energy is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Desiro train, source: Siemens Mobility

ÖBB orders more Desiro trains

Siemens Mobility has received a new order from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). The German manufacturer will supply an additional 24 Desiro ML regional trains. Thus, the total number of ordered trains has increased up...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko