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    Very Light Rail rapid charger installed at Dudley test track

    2021-05-05T09:00:00Z

    UK: Furrer+Frey GB has installed an ‘ultra-rapid’ battery charge station at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley, where the prototype vehicle for the planned Coventry VLR line is to be tested. Intended as a low-cost alternative to overhead ...

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    Chicago commuter operator seeks battery locomotive proposals

    2021-04-28T12:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra is to issue a request for proposals for the conversion of three EMD F40PH-3 diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power. It hopes to award a contract this autumn, with the first loco to be delivered around 30 months later. Metra ...

  • MTA Long Island Rail Road and Alstom are to test the use of battery power with a view to enabling enable trains to run though from New York to the network’s diesel-worked branches.
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    Long Island Rail Road to test battery train

    2021-04-26T12:00:00Z

    USA: MTA Long Island Rail Road and Alstom are to test the use of battery power with a view to enabling enable trains to run though from New York to the network’s diesel-worked branches. ‘People have been talking about extending electrification to various segments of ...

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    Dutch lines get the Wink

    2021-04-15T09:53:00Z

    NETHERLANDS. The 18 Stadler Wink multiple-units ordered by Arriva for use around Groningen and Leeuwarden began entering regular service on April 12. Arriva was the launch customer for Stadler’s Wandelbarer Innovativer Nahverkehrs-Kurzzug (‘convertible, innovative short train for local transport’) placing ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Decarbonisation requires immediate start to electrification and a strategy for hydrogen and batteries

    2021-03-31T15:03:00Z

    UK: The rail industry needs the government to provide a clear strategy for decarbonising operations including the launch of a rolling programme of electrification, the House of Commons Transport Committee says in its sixth Trains Fit For The Future? report. The government should as ...

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    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact

    2021-02-01T11:59:00Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...

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    Fuel cell-battery hybrid locomotive unveiled

    2021-01-29T14:07:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Datong has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell and lithium battery powered hybrid locomotive. The modular design is intended for shunting, underground and industrial applications, and offers the flexibility to produce a locomotive meeting different customer requirements. The loco unveiled at the ...

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    Battery train cooling equipment contract

    2021-01-27T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Technotrans is to provide customised cooling systems for the lithium-ion traction power batteries which will be fitted to 55 Flirt Akku trainsets which Stadler is building for use in Schleswig-Holstein, as well as 24 of the 35 Flirt multiple-units to be supplied for use in south ...

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    Trimode Class 93 locomotives ordered by Rail Operations (UK)

    2021-01-14T17:49:00Z

    UK: Stadler and Rail Operations (UK) Ltd have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 trimode locomotives, with an initial batch of 10 scheduled for delivery in early 2023. The Bo-Bo locomotives will be based on the Class 68 UKLight diesel and ...

  • BNSF and Wabtec have begun testing a battery-electric locomotive in revenue service (Photo: BNSF).
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    BNSF and Wabtec test battery-electric locomotive in California

    2021-01-06T15:52:00Z

    USA: BNSF and Wabtec have begun testing a battery-electric locomotive in revenue service on the 585 km route between Barstow and Stockton in California. The tests aim to assess the future potential of the technology, which as well as the battery features energy-management and system optimisation ...

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    GWR to test Hitachi battery hybrid inter-city train

    2020-12-15T11:22:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail and Hitachi Rail Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an underfloor battery powerpack to be trialled on a Class 802 electro-diesel inter-city trainset operated by Great Western Railway on the London – Penzance route.

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    Diesel-battery hybrid TER train to be tested next year

    2020-12-01T10:27:00Z

    FRANCE: Testing of a Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel regional trainset fitted with a battery hybrid traction system is to begin early next year and passenger services are planned for 2022, Alstom has announced. Two of the trainset’s four diesel engines are to be replaced by lithium-ion batteries, ...

  • Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
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    Pacific Harbor Line to test EMD Joule battery locomotive

    2020-11-13T16:03:00Z

    USA: Pacific Harbor Line is to test progress Rail’s 3 200 hp EMD Joule lithium-ion battery shunting locomotive in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from the second half of 2021. Anacostia Rail Holdings subsidiary PHL provides shunting services and dispatches all BNSF ...

  • Railcare has unveiled a battery-powered multi-purpose vehicle for railway maintenance work.
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    Battery-powered railway maintenance machine unveiled

    2020-10-05T15:19:00Z

    SWEDEN: Railcare has unveiled a battery-powered multi-purpose vehicle for railway maintenance work, which, as well as eliminating emissions at the point of use, also offers operators reduced noise levels. The MPV is intended to complement the company’s vacuum excavator and snow melter, and can haul wagons ...

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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 ...

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    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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    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 ...