Keeping our trains on track

Knight, Helen
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/29/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7671, p16
The article reports that the British railroad industry has been considering alternative power technology options due to environmental issues. 2014. Due to European Union's emission regulations on rail engines, the rail industry is now funding trials of sulphur-free diesel to examine its impact on performance and engine life. This will reduce particulate emissions and allow further improvements through the use of after treatments. But. more fundamentally, the industry is beginning to investigate different technologies for powering trains in the future, and considering how these could be developed and tested.


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