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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Alstom and PKN ORLEN to Cooperate on Hydrogen Trains in Poland

Alstom and PKN ORLEN to Cooperate on Hydrogen Trains in Poland

PKN ORLEN and Alstom have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the supply of zero-emission trains and hydrogen fuel.

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility Unveil New Complete Hydrogen System for Rail

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility Unveil New Complete Hydrogen S...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility have unveiled elements of their newly developed complete hydrogen system for rail.

Siemens Mobility Awarded Contract for Denmark’s First Battery-Powered Trains

Siemens Mobility Awarded Contract for Denmark’s First Battery-P...

Midtjyske Jernbaner orders 7 2-car battery-powered Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility in Denmark’s first battery powered rail contract.

Alstom and ENGIE Sign Partnership to Supply Fuel Cell System for European Rail Freight

Alstom and ENGIE Sign Partnership to Supply Fuel Cell System for ...

Alstom and ENGIE have signed a partnership agreement to supply a renewable hydrogen to heavy-duty European rail freight.

RIA: UK Government Needs to Do More to Accelerate Decarbonisation of Railways

RIA: UK Government Needs to Do More to Accelerate Decarbonisation...

Limited progress is being made regarding the UK Government's rail decarbonisation plans according to a Railway Industry Association report.

Deutsche Bahn Is Building Overhead Line ‘Islands’ for Battery Trains

Deutsche Bahn Is Building Overhead Line ‘Islands’ for...

Deutsche Bahn has announced it will be constructing overhead line 'islands' in Germany to allow battery trains to operate in the country.

Trial of Battery-Powered Trains in the Netherlands a Success

Trial of Battery-Powered Trains in the Netherlands a Success

The trial to see whether battery-mode operation would be feasible in the Netherlands, using a Stadler WINK train, was successful.

Stadler to Trial Battery Mode Operation in the Netherlands

Stadler to Trial Battery Mode Operation in the Netherlands

Stadler will start overnight testing to see whether running its trains in battery mode in the Netherlands is feasible.

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