EcoTrain hybrid DMU demonstrator takes shape

EcoTrain envisages that many of the VT642 units used in Germany could be adapted for hybrid operation.

GERMANY: The EcoTrain project to test electric energy storage on a DB Regio Class VT642 diesel multiple-unit reached a further step on June 27, when work began to install the key components on a demonstrator trainset for trials on the Erzgebirgsbahn in Sachsen.

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