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.
French multinational Alstom provides rolling stock, services and maintanence for the rail sector. Its CEO and Chairman is Henri Poupart-Lafarge.
Hybrid cars built in the Midlands will soon be carried to continental Europe via an eco-locomotive that runs on hydro-treated vegetable oil.
Repsol and Talgo have signed an agreement to support the development of hydrogen-powered trains in the Iberian Peninsula.
Siemens Mobility have signed an MoU with the State of Bavaria to begin testing its hydrogen-powered train from mid-2023.
The UK government has published its Decarbonising Transport plan, in which it also lays out how it will decarbonise rail by 2050.
Cummins explores three ways in which the rail industry’s near future will be different: Connectivity, Power Systems and Sustainability.