Alternative Traction Technologies

 

Due to a push to remove diesel-only trains from networks in order to meet climate goals, alternative traction technologies for rolling stock have become increasingly popular, notably battery-powered trains and hydrogen trains. This section covers the specialist components required for those traction technologies.

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RDG: Building the UK’s Net Zero Railway Will Create 6,000 Jobs

RDG: Building the UK’s Net Zero Railway Will Create 6,000 Jobs

A study commissioned by the RDG has found that building the UK’s net zero railway could lead to the creation of approximately 6,000 jobs.

Next-Generation Battery Train to Launch at COP26 Climate Conference

Next-Generation Battery Train to Launch at COP26 Climate Conferen...

Vivarail’s next-gen battery train will be launched at COP26 this November, and will run daily services throughout the event.

AECOM Signs MoU to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Railway in Central Italy

AECOM Signs MoU to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Railway in Central It...

AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.

Alstom and Plastic Omnium to Develop Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for the Rail Sector

Alstom and Plastic Omnium to Develop Onboard Hydrogen Storage Sys...

Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.

Alstom Demonstrates Battery-Powered Multiple Unit Train in Saxony

Alstom Demonstrates Battery-Powered Multiple Unit Train in Saxony

Alstom has conducted a technical demonstration journey of its latest battery-powered train in Saxony, Germany.

Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Runs in France for the First Time

Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Runs in France for the First Time

Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen train in France for the first time. The event took place at a railway test centre.

Alstom Promotes Hydrogen Trains as a Route to Sustainable Mobility in the Middle East and North Africa

Alstom Promotes Hydrogen Trains as a Route to Sustainable Mobilit...

Alstom is working closely with transportation authorities in MENA, showcasing sustainable mobility solutions including its hydrogen train.

Alstom Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Showcased in Sweden for First Time

Alstom Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Showcased in Sweden for First...

Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered regional passenger train in Sweden for the first time in Östersund.

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