Monday 12 February 2018

2040: The End of Diesel Trains

Speech: Let’s raise our ambitions for a cleaner, greener railway

Reuters: UK to phase out diesel-only trains in UK by 2040 - FT

"I would like to see us take all diesel-only trains off the track by 2040"

Telegraph: Minister reveals plan to shunt every diesel train from the tracks by 2040

"MPs and trade bodies last night warned that the costs of the overhaul must be shouldered by customers through higher ticket prices."

Mail: Ministers give green light to banish every last diesel-only train from our railways…but not until 2040 Illustrated with 26038 on the NYMR

"Alternative-fuel trains powered entirely by hydrogen are a prize on the horizon and I’d like to see hydrogen train trials on the UK railway as soon as possible because hydrogen offers an affordable – and potentially much cleaner – alternative to diesel."

Neat line - but where does hydrogen come from .............

Discussion: WNXX forum