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.
PKN ORLEN and Alstom have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the supply of zero-emission trains and hydrogen fuel.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility have unveiled elements of their newly developed complete hydrogen system for rail.
Midtjyske Jernbaner orders 7 2-car battery-powered Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility in Denmark’s first battery powered rail contract.
Alstom and ENGIE have signed a partnership agreement to supply a renewable hydrogen to heavy-duty European rail freight.
Limited progress is being made regarding the UK Government's rail decarbonisation plans according to a Railway Industry Association report.
Deutsche Bahn has announced it will be constructing overhead line 'islands' in Germany to allow battery trains to operate in the country.
The trial to see whether battery-mode operation would be feasible in the Netherlands, using a Stadler WINK train, was successful.