Skip to Content

Rail

Powering Trains with Trackside Solar Panels

Written by , on January 12, 2017

Imperial College London and the climate change charity 10:10 have announced a project to investigate using track-side solar panels to power trains. bypassing the electricity grid so that the panels can provide power precisely when needed most. Although this sounds quite straight forward, it is not being done anywhere in the world.  Read more »

High Speed Trains Rivalling Air Travel

Written by , on January 31, 2009

A high-speed train linking Rome and Milan, which opened last year, is the first of a series of high-speed links which are soon to open or begin construction. The new Red Arrow train between Rome and Milan travels at up to 300 kilometres per hour and completes the 475 kilometre journey in about three and […]  Read more »