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.
Ricardo Rail is a global rail consultancy providing technical expertise, assurance and specialist engineering services.
French multinational Alstom provides rolling stock, services and maintanence for the rail sector. Its CEO and Chairman is Henri Poupart-Lafarge.
Alstom NUG Propulsion System Co. has successfully applied its silicon carbide and permanent magnet motor propulsion system on a demo train.
Hessische Landesbahn has ordered three two-car Mireo Plus B battery trains from Siemens Mobility for its OWB and UWB pilot project.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reached its target volume for biofuel two years ahead of target, hitting 17 million litres of HVO.
Ireland's Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has secured approval for IÉ to order 90 battery-electric train carriages from Alstom this year.
The Valley Link Rail project is purchasing 200 acres that will be the site of its green hydrogen production facility.
Amtrak has announced a pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire network by 2045.
Progress Rail has been chosen to supply BNSF Railway with four EMD Joule battery electric locomotives and two charging systems.
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, April 2023: THK GmbH - Linear Technology for the Railway Industry.
Railway-News magazine Issue 3, September 2022: Cummins - Hydrogen and Batteries – Two Technologies to Move the Industry.