Low carbon battery-powered train carries first passengers
Five-week trial will see first battery locomotive operating on the UK rail network in more than 50 years, reports BusinessGreen
A new battery-powered train will pick up its first passengers this week, signalling that the days of noisy and polluting diesel engines may soon be a thing of the past.
Following successful trials of a prototype at test tracks in Derby and Leicestershire last year, the modified Class 379 Electrostar battery-powered train – also known as an Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit (IPEMU) – will run a weekday service for five weeks between Harwich International and Manningtree stations in Essex.
Source: Guardian Transport