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Alstom unveils plans to develop hydrogen-powered Class 321s in the UK

Rail minister Jo Johnson announced ambitious plans to phase out diesel trains by 2040 in February and Alstom believes that its hydrogen technology can help to meet this challenge.

Teleste opens repair centre in Warsaw to better serve train operators and rolling stock manufacturers

As well as Alstom, Bombardier and CAF, Teleste has also worked with Danish infrastructure manager Banedanmark, Deutsche Bahn and on projects on the London Underground.

ProRail tests ‘crossing aid’ to boost safety at level crossings in the Netherlands

Older and less mobile pedestrians are set to benefit from a new level crossing aid that has been trialled in the city of Haarlem, the Netherlands.

GWR plans rollout of tri-mode trains

Great Western Railway (GWR) has done a deal with leasing company Porterbrook to run tri-mode trains on its London and Thames Valley services.

CRRC concern over additional US trade tariffs

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, which is responsible for developing US trade policy, said that the proposed tariffs are part of a response to "China's unfair trade practices".

ATO to be tested on passenger train in the Netherlands

The test will take place on the Groningen-Zuidhorn route on an empty semi-automated passenger train. No date was given as to when the trial will take place.

F1 tech deal struck between McLaren and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit

McLaren Applied Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) to transfer its data collection expertise from the race to the railway track. Over a Grand Prix season, McLaren's race team captures an average of...

Alstom buys on-board internet and infotainment provider 21net

Alstom has already worked with 21net on the wi-fi and infotainment equipment of the NTV train fleet in Italy.

Is hydrogen the answer?

Rail Engineer’s feature on hydrogen trains in the January issue (issue 159) raised the possibility that, despite its good green credentials, the rail industry’s use of rail diesel traction could soon become unacceptable. A few weeks later, Transport Minister Jo Johnson said exactly this in a speech stating that he wished to see “all diesel-only […]

Siemens receives €12m from German government to fund fuel cell research

Siemens first fuel cell-powered Mireo train could be running by 2021.
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