Latest news:
Cover Story Detail: Issue Issue 17 15 Nov 2010

Green thinking: Eight ways to save the planet and cut costs...

1. Regenerative braking.

It was a significant breakthrough in 2008 when, working closely with Network Rail and train builder Bombardier, Southern and Southeastern became the first rail operators to introduce regenerative braking on the third rail system. Regenerative braking saves energy by capturing electricity through braking and returning it to the rail network.

For Southern, where around two thirds of the fleet is now fitted with regenerative braking, this reduced electricity traction...

Add a comment

Join TransportXtra subscribers and read this article in full...

TransportXtra

30 days

90 days

Save 50%

1 Year

Save 75%

 

£30

 

£60

 

£90

+£6 VAT

+£12 VAT

+£18 VAT


An online subscription to TransportXtra works out at less than 24p per day for all the latest issues and transport intelligence
Parking Review

 

New Transit individual subscriptions

New Transit: Passenger Transport's Big read. Click here to subscribe today Widely read by rail, light rail and bus operators, local and central governments, the city, consultants and suppliers, New Transit delivers comprehensive passenger transport analysis and comment.

New Transit magazine is published by Contact Plus 24 Limited. Please subscribe via their dedicated website.

Not ready to subscribe? Take a 2 week free trial