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GWR’s bi-mode trains to become tri-modes

The 36 Class 802 trains operated on the Great Western main line by GWR may soon be running on battery power, after an exclusive agreement has been signed Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail.With their sleek design, Hitachi’s trains have...

The changing face of electrification

The removal of diesel-powered trains from the national rail network by 2040 (2035 in Scotland) is key to achieving the UK Government’s net-zero-carbon target by 2050. To meet its sector targets, the rail industry must continue to find sustainable and...

Selling Electrification

In a recent interview, an influential government transport MP commented: “Arguably, we are investing in something (electrification) which is still dirty when we’ve got green hydrogen just around the corner.”Similar comments were made by some members of the UK...

New research agreement covering electrical power supplies on ECML

The University of Leeds has signed an outline £10 million co-investment agreement with the companies involved in the power supply upgrade of the East Coast Main Line. The new agreement will enable research into the best and most efficient way...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a few weeks ago following almost two years’ development...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent of all the households of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough for a month, potentially saving more...

Programme of upgrades to Great Eastern main railway line

Vital rail upgrade works on the Great Eastern main line between Ipswich and London start this month, with work taking place at various points on the line at weekends starting from the 17 October to 22 November.The work includes:The...

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost power between Milton Keynes and Watford junction in the early hours of the morning,Network Rail engineers suspected...

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden.With growing global market interest in e-mobility solutions and increasing interconnected development in the mobility sector, Bombardier will create an innovation centre...

Latest Railcare MPV is battery-powered

Specialist railway contractor and plant hire company Railcare presented its innovative new MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) at its head office in Skelleftehamn, Sweden.Similar to other Railcare machines, the latest one is equipped with self-propelled vacuum pumps, hydraulics, and control cabins...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...