Topic: Electric train

First electric trains Venice – Belluno

The new  electrified line Venice – Belluno was inaugurated last week, following electrification works carried out by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). Starting from the new railway timetable, effective from 13 June,  a direct electric traction...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Renfe re-tenders 72 trains: no more diesel hybrids

Renfe is replacing the tender for 72 Medium Distance and Cercanías commuter trains. The company will refrain from buying hybrid diesel-electric trains, and will prioritise technologies such as hydrogen for trains that run on non-electrified...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

UK rail sector calls for electrification

Two of the most influential industry bodies in the UK have led a call for rail electrification in the UK. As part of a joint study, informed by research conducted by the Railway Industry Association,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Estonia invests 122.5 million in rail in 2021

In the plans of Estonia’s new government, developing the railways is a key feature. Among the projects are the further electrification of the railways, the construction of the international passenger terminals of Tallinn and Pärnu...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
HydroFLEX Class 319 hydrogen train, source: Porterbrook

First British hydrogen train debuts in Warwickshire

HydroFLEX, first Britain’s hydrogen-powered train, has debuted in Warwickshire. It performed a maiden trip on Wednesday, 30 September. The Department for Transport expects that this kind of innovative trains will regularly run on the UK’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt electric train of Koleje Mazowieckie, source: Artur Dura / Koleje Mazowieckie

Hot summer for Flirt trains in Poland

The Flirt trains are gaining more popularity among the Polish railway operators. This summer Koleje Mazowieckie added several vehicles of this type to its fleet. At the same time, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna is moving further...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko