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‘No easy alternative to diesel for rail freight’

RAIL FREIGHT

17 December 2018
 

The Railway Standards and Safety Board (RSSB) is commissioning research into how to decarbonise the rail freight sector. 

“The existing rail freight fleet of locomotives do not exhibit the same air quality standards as the new heavy goods vehicle [HGV] fleet when normalised to power output,” says the RSSB.

It adds: “Current diesel freight operation, when using urban lines, yards and stations along its routes, has the potential to be running against the requirements for...

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