Tags: Battery Train

Great Western Railway’s innovative FastCharge battery train trial could transform UK’s railway

Innovation led by Great Western Railway could transform the UK’s railway as it powers forward with a FastCharge battery trial designed to help future decarbonisation of branch line services. The FastCharge technology, which has been rigorously developed by specialist engineers over the past three years, solves the problem of delivering reliable, battery-only trains capable of […]

First battery train in Europe completes phase one roll out

Success of Hitachi Rail’s “tribrid” train demonstrates roadmap for decarbonisation across the continent First European fleet able to operate on battery, electric and diesel power completes phase one of roll out in Italy Twenty Masaccio trains, built for Trenitalia as ‘Blues’, have left Hitachi’s Pistoia factory and are operating on lines around Italy The technology […]

Alstom and Deutsche Bahn test first battery train in passenger operation in Germany

Alstom and Deutsche Bahn (DB) in cooperation with Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria will open a new chapter in climate-friendly rail operations on Monday when they put Alstom’s first fully approved battery train to the test with passengers onboard. Starting on 24 January, the Battery Electric Multiple Unit (BEMU) will begin revenue service with passengers in Baden-Württemberg […]

Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains to create intercity battery hybrid train on TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express Class 802 ‘Nova’ Hitachi Rail, Angel Trains and TransPeninne Express (TPE) agree to trial retrofitting battery on intercity train Trial, starting next year, can cut fuel usage by at least 20% and reduce emissions on Transpennine network from 2022 onwards Tri-mode service can cut noise pollution in urban areas and improve air quality […]