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Environment: Issue Issue 04 24 Sep 2009

Manufacturers unveil greener trains

ALSTOM and Bombardier have each revealed details of their next generation of commuter trains. They will be more energy efficient than previous models.

Alstom has developed a new product for the UK from its X’Trapolis platform, based on the success of fleets in Australia, Chile and Spain, and incorporating technology used in the company’s high speed trains.

At the heart of the train architecture is Bogie Offset Articulation which reduces the number of bogies by 30%, making the train...

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