Topic: Battery-powered train

Robroyston railway station

Scotland will decarbonise its railways by 2045

Scotland, the constituent unit of the United Kingdom, will reach zero emission by 2045. To this end, the country’s government plans to decarbonise the railway network. Within this policy, it has scheduled massive improvements of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid conversion of diesel trains in Ireland

Irish national railway operator Iarnród Éireann is continuing the modernisation of diesel trains. It will introduce the refurbished vehicles with new power packs. These diesel trains could be also converted into the hybrid multiple units...Read more
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Over 400 battery trains could be introduced in UK

Two-thirds of the UK’s railway network is non-electrified. This creates great promise and demand for battery-powered trains. Hitachi Rail has estimated the potential of the British market at the level of more than 400 vehicles...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MAV Kiss train, source: Stadler

Hungarian Railways focuses on hybrid trains

Hungarian national railway operator MÁV-Start intends to purchase 50 hybrid trains. They will be able to power from both overhead wires and built-in batteries. With the help of new vehicles, MÁV-Start will improve its regional...Read more
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Europe to launch Hydrogen Alliance

The European Commission plans to launch the Hydrogen Alliance. It will join forces of all stakeholders for further development of the low-carbon fuel and the related technologies necessary, among other things, for the hydrogen-powered vehicles....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Siemens Mireo train, source: Siemens Mobility

First order for Mireo battery-electric trains

German regional rail transport authority Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) has ordered 20 Mireo Plus B bi-mode trains. They will be able to run using energy from overhead wires and battery hybrid drive. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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