Alternative Traction Technologies News

 

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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UK First: Freight Locomotive to Be Fuelled by Used Vegetable Oil

UK First: Freight Locomotive to Be Fuelled by Used Vegetable Oil

Hybrid cars built in the Midlands will soon be carried to continental Europe via an eco-locomotive that runs on hydro-treated vegetable oil.

Talgo and Repsol Collaborate on Renewable Hydrogen-Powered Train Project

Talgo and Repsol Collaborate on Renewable Hydrogen-Powered Train ...

Repsol and Talgo have signed an agreement to support the development of hydrogen-powered trains in the Iberian Peninsula.

Bavaria and Siemens Mobility Partner on Hydrogen-Powered Train Trial

Bavaria and Siemens Mobility Partner on Hydrogen-Powered Train Tr...

Siemens Mobility have signed an MoU with the State of Bavaria to begin testing its hydrogen-powered train from mid-2023.

What Does the UK Government’s Decarbonising Transport Plan Say about Rail?

What Does the UK Government’s Decarbonising Transport Plan ...

The UK government has published its Decarbonising Transport plan, in which it also lays out how it will decarbonise rail by 2050.

Connectivity to Sustainability – the Future of Rail Looks Different

Connectivity to Sustainability – the Future of Rail Looks Diffe...

Cummins explores three ways in which the rail industry’s near future will be different: Connectivity, Power Systems and Sustainability.

Siemens Partners with Academia to Research Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Technology

Siemens Partners with Academia to Research Liquid Organic Hydroge...

Siemens Mobility and HI ERN have signed an MoU to research use of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology in rail transport.

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