All Battery traction articles

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions

    2020-09-24T13:39:00Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

  • Overhead electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    11 700 km of electrification plus battery and hydrogen trains in traction decarbonisation strategy

    2020-09-11T08:21:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published its interim Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy, setting out preliminary recommendations for meeting government ambitions to decarbonise the rail network. The Interim Business Case released on September 10 considers the three main ways of achieving this aim: electrification, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Class 230 variants approved for passenger service

    2020-09-08T11:43:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road has given authorisation for battery and diesel-battery versions of Vivarail’s Class 230 D-Train multiple-units to be used in passenger service. Battery set No 230 002 is a demonstrator trainset powered only by batteries which was completed in ...

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    MÁV-Start seeks up to 50 battery-electric trainsets

    2020-08-25T05:48:00Z

    Procurement of a battery-electric fleet would allow low-floor DMUs to redeployed. HUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has called tenders for an initial 20 bi-mode multiple-units with an option for 30 more. The trains will have to be able to operate in 25 kV 50 Hz electric ...

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    Flirt Akku battery multiple-unit financing in place

    2020-08-18T12:38:00Z

    GERMANY: Financing has been put in place for a €600m order for 55 Flirt Akku battery multiple-units which Stadler is to deliver between the end of 2022 and mid-2024 for use in the north of Germany. In April Paribus Group won Schleswig-Holstein transport agency NAH.SH’s XMU ...

  • Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a battery shunting locomotive which Vale plans to use to reduce emissions from its rail operations
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    EMD Joule battery shunting locomotive under development

    2020-07-28T16:21:00Z

    BRAZIL: Progress Rail has announced EMD Joule, a lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive which it hopes to make available to the global market in early 2021. The Caterpillar subsidiary is working with mining group Vale to develop the 100% electric locomotive, in a project which has brought ...

  • The Flirt Akku is a version of Stadler's Flirt family of electric multiple-units which is equipped with a battery to permit operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified routes.
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    Batteries beat hydrogen on cost and efficiency, VDE study shows

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A study of climate-neutral traction technology by VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic Information Technologies, has concluded that over a 30-year life-cycle battery-powered multiple-units are substantially cheaper and more efficient than those powered by hydrogen. The study published on July 21 concludes that ...

  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
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    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains

    2020-07-23T13:17:00Z

    In 2012-13, MotivePower Inc supplied a batch of 28 diesel locos to New York City Transit for use on works trains. USA: The board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on July 22 to procure a fleet of diesel-battery hybrid locomotives to modernise the ...

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    BNSF and Wabtec prepare to test battery-electric locomotive

    2020-07-08T13:06:00Z

    USA: Wabtec has started conducting factory testing at its Erie plant of a prototype 4 400 hp battery locomotive, ahead of trial operations with BNSF that are planned to take place in the final quarter of this year. BNSF and GE Transportation (now Wabtec) began development ...

  • Hitachi battery train impression
    Rail Business UK

    Battery traction agreement signed as Hitachi sees market for more than 400 trains in the UK

    2020-07-06T10:31:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail and battery company Hyperdrive Innovation have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint development of a battery pack suitable for powering trains, and a roadmap towards a manufacturing agreement which would cover any future orders. The battery packs ...

  • A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s Universit
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    ​Universities study options for battery traction to replace diesel

    2020-06-05T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s University of Birmingham. According to lobby group Allianz pro Schiene, ...

  • Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou.
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    DB tests larger version of CRRC hybrid shunting locomotive

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou. DB ordered four 750 kW four-axle diesel-battery hybrid locomotives from CRRC Zhuzhou in June 2018 at a cost of €10m, with ...

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    Stadler orders ABB traction and energy storage technology

    2020-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: So far this year Stadler has awarded ABB orders worth more than US$180m to provide traction systems and battery energy storage for locomotives and trainsets to be supplied to operators in Europe and North America. This total includes customised electrical equipment for the 71 multiple-units ...

  • Clayton Equipment CBD90 diesel-battery hybrid locomotive
    Rail Business UK

    UK diesel-battery hybrid locomotive lease fleet ordered

    2020-05-21T11:38:00Z

    UK: Beacon Rail Leasing has awarded Clayton Equipment a contract to supply 15 diesel-battery locomotives, with options for more to be ordered over three years. The Hybrid+ CBD90 is a 90 tonne Bo-Bo locomotive, which Clayton says is the largest to be built in the UK ...

  • ZAGRO E-MAXI XXL with remote control
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    Launch customer for Zagro’s powerful E-MAXI XXL battery shunting vehicle

    2020-05-21T05:00:00Z

    SHUNTER: Zagro has extended its range of battery-powered road-rail shunting vehicles with the E-MAXI XXL, the largest in the series. The launch follows the unveiling of a prototype at InnoTrans 2018, and subsequent development to meet specific customer requirements. The first three are being supplied to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Hybrid shunter conversion ready for testing

    2020-05-08T12:00:00Z

    TRACTION: A 60 year old diesel shunting locomotive has been re-engineered with a low-emission hybrid traction package using automotive technology, as part of a research programme backed by the UK’s Department for Transport.

  • Rhätische Bahn has taken delivery of the first two of seven Geaf 2/2 electric-battery shunting locomotives ordered from Stadler.
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    Electric-battery locomotives delivered to Rhätische Bahn

    2020-04-29T14:01:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rhätische Bahn has taken delivery of the first two of seven Geaf 2/2 electric-battery shunting locomotives ordered from Stadler. The SFr21·5 order for the metre-gauge locomotives was placed in September 2018, with RhB undertaking procurement in co-operation with Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn which ordered two similar ...

  • Installation of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification.
    Rail Business UK

    DfT sets out steps to a transport decarbonisation plan

    2020-04-01T09:56:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has published Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge , a policy paper explaining out how it intends to develop a plan to meet the government’s target of net zero transport emissions by 2050. The plan is scheduled to be published later this year. ...

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    First order for Mireo Plus B battery EMUs

    2020-03-17T11:18:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW has ordered 20 battery-equipped Mireo Plus B electric multiple-units from Siemens Mobility, which will then be responsible for their availability over a 29½-year operating life. The two-car EMUs with 120 seats are to be deployed on ...

  • The first Stadler Wink for Arriva
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    Stadler Wink regional DMU revealed

    2020-02-21T14:49:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The first Stadler Wink multiple-unit has been revealed. Following testing it is expected to arrive in the Netherlands this spring, with entry into service on Arriva’s regional routes in Groningen and Friesland planned by the end of the year. Arriva is the launch customer for ...