BUILDING BETTER BATTERY TRAINS

NICK HUGHES, SALES DIRECTOR AT HITACHI RAIL EUROPE, OUTLINES

THE HOW THE MANUFACTURER IS EMBRACING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

As we move into 2018 I have been reflecting on the discussion in the industry about the need to deliver lower emission trains.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard said in the Department for Transport’s rolling stock perspective document that he wanted train manufacturers and operators to ‘put forward their ideas for the use of alternative energy sources, including hydrogen and battery technologies, as part of franchise proposals to meet sustainability and environmental targets’.

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