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

Hitachi drives fast low carbon train travel with new battery partnership

The collaboration aims to accelerate the mass production of batteries to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK

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

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’