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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Amtrak Aims for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Amtrak Aims for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Amtrak has announced a pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire network by 2045.

US: BNSF Orders Four EMD SD70J Locomotives from Progress Rail

US: BNSF Orders Four EMD SD70J Locomotives from Progress Rail

Progress Rail has been chosen to supply BNSF Railway with four EMD Joule battery electric locomotives and two charging systems.

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 2022

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 20...

At InnoTrans, Talgo introduced its intercity train platform as well as new solutions to support decarbonisation of rail transport.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

Stadler presented its IPEMU - independently powered EMU - at InnoTrans today in the presence of Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tram-Train for Wales

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tra...

Stadler formally presented its FLIRT tri-mode and CITYLINK tram-train for Transport for Wales at InnoTrans today.

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTrans 2022

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTran...

The public is able to view Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B battery train for the first time at InnoTrans 2022.

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery-Electric Series-Produced Vehicle

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery...

Stadler and NAH.SH have unveiled the first FLIRT Akku battery-electric series-produced vehicle at InnoTrans 2022.

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo has showcased how it’s already capable of transporting large quantities of hydrogen by freight rail.

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