Net Zero Rail | Leaders Debate - Alternate Energy Sources

Electrification, Hydrogen or Battery Power?

Although rail has a lower environmental impact than many other means of transportation, the industry is working to minimise its environmental impact even more.

Following the phase-out of diesel-only engines, an alternative energy supply is required to offer a greener future for both passenger and freight services.

Rail is destined to be the backbone of the UK's green recovery.

Although electrification appears to be the most advantageous, are there any options that have a significantly lesser environmental impact?

On 21st October #RTM365's Net Zero Rail event explored all options, including:

  • Hydrogen Power
  • Battery Power
  • Electrification
  • Diesel Hybrid Power

Watch the debate on-demand now and hear from speakers including David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association Dr Stuart Hillmansen, Reader in Railway Traction Systems and Head of the Traction Research Group and Martina Zeiner, Graz University of Technology at the Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy.

Rail Technology Magazine latest edition Jun/Jul 22

RTM JUN/JUL 22

Elizabeth Line: Stations and Their Innovations

The anticipated June/July edition of RTM is now up and running, loaded with insights and analysis of upcoming rail projects, innovations and ambitions across the UK sector. We invite you to dive in to hear from the likes of Christian Irwin OBE, Rail Investment Centre of Excellence Director at Network Rail, as he outlines the developments within the SPEED project and Jackie Townsend, the Managing Director at Tram Operations Ltd, as she discusses innovative new technology to enhance safety standards and protocols within the industry. These are just a few of the great stories that we have to offer, so dig in and enjoy the informative fun. 

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TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.
 

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.

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The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

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