Topic: Electrification

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

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

More catenaries on Belarusian railway network

Belarusian Railway has completed the electrification of the first stage of the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Barbarov line. The electric trains began to carry passengers from Minsk and Gomel to Svetlogorsk-on-Berezina since 21 June. The...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
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Four steps to enhance rail services in Scotland

Transform Scotland, the Edinburgh-based association for promoting sustainable transport, has published its proposals to improve the inter-city rail connections in the constituent part of the United Kingdom. The recommendations are focused on the development of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Belarusian track motorcars for electrification, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarus electrifies railways despite pandemic

Belarusian Railway is carrying on with electrification of its network despite the coronavirus pandemic. At the moment, the key project is to install wires on the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Barbarov line. It will facilitate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Elecrtrified railway in Latvia, source: Latvijas dzelzceļš

Latvia cancels electrification of railways

Latvian national railway company Latvijas Dzelzceļš (LDz) has cancelled its planned and ongoing projects to electrify the country’s railway network valued at 441 million euros. At the same time, LDz requires the financial bailout from...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Polish operators look for bi-mode trains

The railway operators in Poland are eying the bi-mode diesel-electric trains. They regard them as an efficient mean to improve their services without additional investment in electrification of the railway lines. At least, two regions...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Polish railways go green

Poland wants to meet the requirements of the European Green Deal and to become climate-neutral. To this end, the Polish rail sector will play a key role in shifting the country to renewable sources of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Railways to save the environment

Building and rebuilding railways will save planet Earth from environmental calamity, and save the global economy. The technology that transformed the early nineteenth century can save the late twenty-first century too – providing we move...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
LNER Azuma bi-mode train, source: LNER

Bi-mode trains become more popular in UK

More and more Britain’s railway operators are including bi-mode electro-diesel trains into their fleets. Only this year three companies entered service this type of rolling stock on their routes. The fourth one is getting closer...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko