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“Trackless electric train” tested in China

Electrans train

China’s CRRC promises an electric train without tracks, but range and charging times may need improvement Electric trams and trains are a favourite of efficient transport planners, but cities do not always have the infrastructure, space or budget to create new systems. One solution proposed by China’s CRRC Corp. is …

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Alstom begins production at first Indian electric locomotive facility

Alstom Prima T8. Source: Alstom

Production has started at the company’s first electric locomotive factory in Madhepura, India Alstom has successfully commenced production at its greenfield electric locomotive manufacturing facility in India. Located at Madhepura, in the state of Bihar, it is Alstom’s first electric locomotive manufacturing facility in the country. The factory will produce …

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Alstom unveils fuel cell-powered Coradia iLint

Alstom Coradia iLint

Next generation of Alstom’s Coradia train could help to decarbonise routes without electrification Late September saw French engineering firm Alstom unveil a zero-emission train at trade fair InnoTrans. The Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train aimed at replacing diesel trains, and one of the first passenger trains to be powered …

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