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Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent of all the households of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough for a month,...

Programme of upgrades to Great Eastern main railway line

Vital rail upgrade works on the Great Eastern main line between Ipswich and London start this month, with work taking place at various points on the line at weekends starting from the 17 October to 22 November.

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost power between Milton Keynes and Watford junction in the early hours of the morning,

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden. With growing global market interest in e-mobility solutions and increasing interconnected development in the...

Latest Railcare MPV is battery-powered

Specialist railway contractor and plant hire company Railcare presented its innovative new MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) at its head office in Skelleftehamn, Sweden. Similar to other Railcare machines, the latest one is equipped with self-propelled...

Alstom’s iLint hydrogen train successfully trialled in the Netherlands

In the same week that HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, took to the main line for its inaugural run, the Province of Groningen has published a report outlining the results of the Coradia iLint tests performed...

UK hydrogen train ventures out onto the main line

HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, ran on the main line today, signalling a big step forward towards the UK’s net zero targets. Developed jointly by the University of Birmingham and train owner Porterbrook,...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project, which will see the reinstatement of 19...

Why rail electrification is key to keeping the UK’s climate progress on track

Last year the UK was the first major economy to legally commit to becoming ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2050. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) vision is to remove diesel-only traction from our railways by 2040.

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Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.