Topic: United Kingdom

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
Breeze hydrogen train, source: Alstom

New boost for British hydrogen train programme

The British hydrogen train programme received a new financial impetus. Eversholt Rail and Alstom will jointly invest an additional 1.1 million euros in the project. Britain’s first hydrogen train nicknamed as the Breeze is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

London Underground to be powered with green energy

The London Underground, the world’s first metro network, will become an innovator in the energy-consuming policy. Instead of using conventional electricity, it will be powered with solar and wind energy. The city authorities plan to...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

Three innovation challenges for HS2

HS2 Ltd, the government-funded company responsible for developing the high-speed railway of the same name, is looking for groundbreaking ideas and solutions. The only major requirement is that they should address three key innovation challenges....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
HydroFLEX Class 319 hydrogen train, source: Porterbrook

Hydrogen trains a viable option for Britain

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), an alliance of British rail suppliers, has called on the government to support and invest in hydrogen trains as a viable option for the country’s network. The trade group also...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Preparatory works for Chiltern tunnels on HS2 route

HS2’s contractors are carrying out the preparatory works on the launch site close to South Heat in Buckinghamshire. Next year, two boring machines will start to drill the 16-kilometre-long railway tunnels through the Chiltern Hills,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

5G network at Newcastle Central from 2021

By summer 2021, the passengers travelling via Newcastle Central Station will have a fast and reliable internet connection. British train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will deploy the 5G network at its hub in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko