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Intercity battery train trial to start on Transpennine routes

Deniz Huseyin
06 June 2024
The battery has been retrofitted onto a ‘Nova 1’ train (five-carriage intercity Class 802) and will be trialled on TransPennine Express routes
The battery has been retrofitted onto a ‘Nova 1’ train (five-carriage intercity Class 802) and will be trialled on TransPennine Express routes

 

The first intercity trials involving a train where a diesel engine is replaced with a battery are due to take place on Transpennine routes this summer. The battery, which generates a peak power of more than 700kw, has been retrofitted onto a TransPennine Express ‘Nova 1’ train (five-carriage intercity Class 802).

The trial - a collaboration between TransPennine Express, Angel Trains, and Hitachi Rail - will test how battery-electric intercity trains can enter, alight, and leave...

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