New funding means solar-powered trains could soon be coming to a station near you…

Riding Sunbeams has landed its first commercial funding to power trains in South East England and the Valleys in South Wales with solar energy

Geminor completes ‘first international rail transport’ of refuse-derived fuel

A two-carriage train loaded with 110 tonnes of RDF arrived at Geminor’s HUB in Landskrona in Sweden, sent from another of the company’s facilities in Braunsbedra, Germany

HS2 poses ‘unacceptable risks’ to carbon-storing habitats and biodiversity

A new report published by the Wildlife Trusts claims the planned high-speed rail line connecting London and northern England will ‘push nature closer to the brink’

Stadler signs deal to deliver ‘first hydrogen-powered passenger train to US’

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority awarded the tender for the environmentally-friendly locomotive

Net zero: HS2 review to examine environmental benefits

The review is expected to provide its view on the carbon reductions that can be achieved

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New funding launched to get UK’s low carbon railways on track

Five projects have secured £350,000 of funding each to deploy their technologies across the country’s train lines

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Could improving the railways be the right track to saving energy?

The International Energy Agency suggests trains are an underlooked form of energy efficient transportation

Hydrogen train on track for 2022 arrival in UK

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of their new gas-powered train, which has been codenamed ‘Breeze’

Swap planes for trains ‘to stop emissions in their tracks’

A shift in travel from planes to trains between London and Central Scotland has helped slash 681,064 tonnes of emissions. That’s according to new research published by Transform Scotland, which suggests the proportion of Anglo-Scottish journeys taken by rail grew by 13% between 2005 and 2015, rising from a fifth to a third of all […]

Alstom clinches £276m French nuclear deal

Alstom has won a £287m deal to overhaul and maintain part of EDF’s nuclear power stations in France. The French company has designed and manufactured many of the components installed in the country’s nuclear plants, which are all owned and run by EDF. The contract is part of EDF’s strategy to renovate its nuclear fleet. […]