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