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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Germany: Mireo Plus B Battery Trains Chosen for Upper and Lower Westerwald Pilot Project

Germany: Mireo Plus B Battery Trains Chosen for Upper and Lower W...

Hessische Landesbahn has ordered three two-car Mireo Plus B battery trains from Siemens Mobility for its OWB and UWB pilot project.

Deutsche Bahn Achieves Biofuel Target Two Years Ahead of Target

Deutsche Bahn Achieves Biofuel Target Two Years Ahead of Target

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reached its target volume for biofuel two years ahead of target, hitting 17 million litres of HVO.

Ireland to Purchase 90 Battery-Electric Train Carriages from Alstom

Ireland to Purchase 90 Battery-Electric Train Carriages from Alst...

Ireland's Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has secured approval for IÉ to order 90 battery-electric train carriages from Alstom this year.

Valley Link Rail to Construct Hydrogen Production Facility in California

Valley Link Rail to Construct Hydrogen Production Facility in Cal...

The Valley Link Rail project is purchasing 200 acres that will be the site of its green hydrogen production facility.

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.

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