Most major manufacturers of rolling stock are working on sustainable alternatives to diesel trains for non-electrified railway lines, such as hydrogen and battery trains. However, green rolling stock innovations and developments cannot thrive in isolation. They need to be accompanied by progress in the energy system as well. For example, refuelling and recharging infrastructure will have to be built.
How this will stand to impact upon the development of new hydrogen and battery trains, and how retrofitting solutions for existing rolling stock can play a role in decarbonising rail are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Rail Infra Forum 2023 in Rotterdam on 14-15 March 2023.
The goal of the Rail Infra Forum 2023 is to bring together companies, experts, policymakers and other stakeholders for discussions on infrastructure for sustainable rolling stock and associated topics with the aim of sharing knowledge and move the transition to sustainable rail transport forward.
Rail Infra Forum 2023 consists of an engaging two-day programme, networking opportunities on the first day as well as an interactive conference programme on the second day. The following topics will be covered during Rail Infra Forum 2023:
- Hydrogen trains
- Battery trains
- Refuelling and recharging infrastructure
- Sharing infrastructure with other modes of transport
- The impact of alternative propulsion on the railway system
- Policy regarding sustainable energy systems