Alstom to deliver battery-powered trains to German line in €100m contract

The trains will bridge the 80 kilometres of non-electrified line between the cities of Chemnitz and Leipzig from 2023

UK rail on track for net zero as train travels 40 miles on battery power alone

The firm says the Class 230 battery train has been fully approved and is ready to replace diesel stock for passenger service on a number of lines

India’s national railway system on track to install 1GW of solar power

Indian Railways also plans to install around 200MW of wind power across its lines and stations by 2021/2022

Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground route goes fully electric

Transport for London says the new trains are “much better for air quality and the environment” than previous diesel versions

UK’s first hydrogen train gets green light for mainline tests

Its developers say real-world testing is a significant step towards helping to decarbonise the nation’s railways

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Waste heat from HS2 trains ‘could be used to heat hundreds of homes’

Engineers say air source heat pumps could be used to draw warm air from the railway’s tunnels and direct it into households

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’

Hydrogen trains on track for low carbon freight sector

A Polish coal mining company and a rail freight operator are working together to research the use of the fuel

Rolls-Royce on track for hybrid trains

Virtual reality simulations found its hybrid technology could be used on the Lake Constance Belt Railway to reduce emissions

Hydrogen trains on track for UK arrival

French locomotive giant Alstom will convert an existing fleet of electric trains by fitting them with gas tanks and fuel cells