Decarbonisation

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VIDEO: A decarbonisation strategy for the Midlands

Combination of electrification and battery and bi-mode trains suggested

Siemens tests mobile train charger at Long Marston

New technology could unlock discontinuous electrification for battery trains

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Government ‘must increase pace’ of electrification

Andy Roden

Transport Committee demands action from Government

Andy Roden
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Entering a zero carbon era

Scotland’s ambitious plans to decarbonise its rail network...

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Limited progress on Trains fit for the Future recommendations

Only limited progress has been made on implementing recommendations in the Trains fit for the Future report, according to the Railway Industry Association.

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Rail is green - but do passengers care?

Transport Focus has investigated attitudes towards sustainable transport. Chief Executive ANTHONY SMITH questions whether simply being ‘green’ will be enough to persuade people out of their cars

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Electrification in north’s decarbonisation plan

Transport for the North wants more electrification to decarbonise rail in Northern England.

Can we afford to demonise the diesel?

ROGER FORD

■ No immediate CO 2 reduction from hydrogen 
■ Uncertain electrification programme blocks DMU cascade
■ Government 2040 withdrawal date ‘an ambition’
■ Synthetic fuel offers carbon neutral diesel traction

ROGER FORD