The exclusive agreement between Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation will see the companies develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East of England.
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When it comes to environmentally-friendly travel, rail wins by far. Trains contribute to far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other forms of transportation. But the rail industry is still under pressure to reduce its carbon footprint further to meet governmental mobility climate change targets.
How are rail organisations working to be more sustainable and what projects and developments are in the spotlight helping the industry meet targets?
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has suggested in a new position paper that transport should help finance post-COVID-19 recovery, through application of user-pays and polluter-pays principles.
GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with DB Cargo UK to undertake the maintenance of 10 Class 60 locomotives, as well as providing technical in-field support.
London Victoria - Britain’s second busiest railway station - has started a trial aiming to recycle 85 per cent of all waste created on the site.
CER, EIM and UNIFE have published the European rail sector's pledge to help deliver a more sustainable and smart transportation sector.
The ￡400,000 grant will see the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook develop the detailed final production design and testing of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train.
Hitachi Rail's Class 803 trains will be fully electric, resulting in zero-emission intercity travel between London and Edinburgh.
Alstom and Snam's agreement will work to develop hydrogen-powered trains and the related technological infrastructure for operation in Italy.
On World Environment Day 2020, the CEO of HS2 has highlighted the huge scale of ecological and landscape work being carried out on the entire project.
The rail and public transport bodies have issued the statement to advocate for the continued support of rail transport as a solution to the climate crisis.
The majority of the trains are now in passenger service on the Greater Anglia network, with the last 11 trains currently undergoing final testing.
Eress - Europe’s leading railway energy partnership - has welcomed Luxembourg's national railway company, CFL, as its ninth EU partner.
The new Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) scheme sets strict emission requirements for both on- and off-road vehicles and plant.
The Coradia Polyvalent trains, used by SNCF Voyageurs throughout the French regions, provide passengers with an ecological and economical mode of transport.
Two pre-series Alstom Coradia iLint model trains have successfully completed trial passenger services, after 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometres.