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SBB Easy Ride automatic ticketing service, source: SBB

SBB tests automatic ticketing service

SBB passengers have made more than 80,000 journeys with the help of the ‘Easy Ride’ automatic ticketing service. The Swiss national rail operator has been testing the service since October 2018 and plans to implement...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hedgehog System at Apeldoorn railway station, source: Hedgehog Applications

Braking energy can be used to accelerate trains

Dutch firm Hedgehog Applications has developed a unique system to charge electric buses with the braking energy of electric trains. It is currently preparing a pilot project at Apeldoorn railway station. The braking energy can...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
EV charging point at Bischofshofen railway station, source: ÖBB

ÖBB expands EV charging network at train stations

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) continues to expand its service for passengers with electric cars. The company has opened a new electric vehicle charging point at Bischofshofen railway station. It is the first EV charging facility...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Class 170 Turbostar hybrid train, source: Porterbrook

Ricardo to examine first UK hybrid train

British engineering company Ricardo will oversee the conversion of the Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ diesel multiple unit into the first UK hybrid vehicle. The train will be equipped with MTU Hybrid PowerPacks that combines diesel and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Breeze hydrogen train, source: Alstom

UK hydrogen train concept unveiled

French technology company Alstom and British rolling stock operator Eversholt Rail have presented a concept of the UK’s first hydrogen train. The vehicle is an upgraded version of the Class 321 electric multiple units running...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko