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Topic: Renewable-energies

ÖBB Cityjet eco train, source: ÖBB

Austria tests first hybrid train

On 2 September Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has started to test the prototype of the Cityjet eco train, the country’s first hybrid passenger multiple unit. It is capable to run using both the overhead electric...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB green locomotive, source: ÖBB

Green revolution on Austrian rails

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is implementing environmentally friendly solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. The company develops the use of green traction energy, improves its infrastructure, invests in alternative mobilities. By 2050, ÖBB aims to become...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
JR East KuMoYa E995 hybrid train, source: Wikipedia

Four pillars of JR East energy saving policy

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has been providing an active energy saving policy for many years. The major passenger rail operator in Japan has reduced energy consumption by 20 per cent between 1990 and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
OBB green logo at Vienna railway station, source: OBB

Austrian train stations powered with green electricity

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has reached a new milestone in implementing the energy-saving policy. The company provided green electricity for all train stations, offices, workshops and container cranes. On that occasion, ÖBB installed the restyled...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
M7 double-decker train of NMBS, source: Bombardier Transportation

NMBS moves forward with energy efficiency

Investments in new, energy-efficient, rolling stock and more effective use of the trains are the key measures for the Belgian passenger rail operator NMBS/SNCB in energy saving. The company also intends to renovate the country’s...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