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Rail News: Issue Issue 11 4 May 2010

Stagecoach regenerative braking plans to power 3,500 UK homes

Andrew Garnett

Stagecoach subsidiary South West Trains is to invest over £2m in regenerative braking technology on 200 of its trains.

The first two trains, part of the Class 458 fleet, are currently testing the equipment in passenger service on the London to Guildford and London to Reading routes.

The whole fleet of 30 Class 458 trains is expected to be fitted with the new regenerative braking software by the end of May 2010. The system will then be rolled out to South West Trains’ fleet of 172...

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