Topic: Renewable energies

The train wash in Tłuszcz, source: Koleje Mazowieckie

Washing trains with solar energy

As the Polish railway operators invest in the new fleet, they increasingly focus on the construction of new washing facilities. Some companies, such as Koleje Mazowieckie, implement energy-saving technologies in this area. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First planning permission for HS2 station

The HS2 project is gradually moving further. Birmingham City Council has issued planning permission for Curzon Street station. It is the first railway station on the future high-speed mainline to gain this approval. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Trains in Hamburg Metro power local station

Trains running in Hamburg U-Bahn are able to power one of the metro stations. This was made possible by the Hesop energy converter that collects and redirects braking energy into the grid. The innovative solution...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Solar panels at Dammen railway station in Norway, source: Bane NOR

First solar-powered train station in Norway

Norwegian rail infrastructure manager Bane NOR plans to make the first train station in the country solar-powered. It will install 4,500 square metres of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Drammen railway station. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Solar energy for rolling stock manufacturer

Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag is moving towards decarbonisation of its producing process. The company has equipped the roof of its workshops in Nowy Sącz with photovoltaic panels. This measure is in line the environmental...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

SBB to consume more solar electricity

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) will increase the consumption of solar energy produced at the roofs of its own buildings. To this end, the operator has concluded the first photovoltaic contract with electricity distributor Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Adif implements Erex solution for energy measuring

Spanish rail infrastructure manager Adif has implemented the Erex software solution. It provides more accurate calculations of the electricity consumed by the rail sector. Spain became the eighth European country to use this solution. According to...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

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