Topic: Renewable energies

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
Manchester Piccadilly station

Train a better mode to travel UK than plane

Travelling by train from London to Glasgow, one passenger could reduce CO2 emissions by almost 60 per cent compared to flying. In case of a journey to Manchester, this volume could be shortened even more...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid train proves sufficiency in Austria

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has completed another stage in testing the Cityjet eco train. During a month, the company’s first hybrid vehicle was being examined on the regional routes in Upper Austria. Earlier, it was...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Sun-powered trains closer than you think

Even in rainy Britain, the railway can be solar-powered. It sounds like science fiction, but it is very much fact. A modest solar farm has been installed at Aldershot in the south of England to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
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