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.
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.
Vivarail’s next-gen battery train will be launched at COP26 this November, and will run daily services throughout the event.
AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.
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 has conducted a technical demonstration journey of its latest battery-powered train in Saxony, Germany.
Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen train in France for the first time. The event took place at a railway test centre.
Alstom is working closely with transportation authorities in MENA, showcasing sustainable mobility solutions including its hydrogen train.