Past Video Lecture: Cleaner, greener and quieter – making hybrid trains a reality

Porterbrook and Chiltern Railways jointly delivered a lecture that explained the journey taken with supply chain partners to create a hybrid CL168 Turbostar. To view a video of this lecture please log into the Members Area and go to Lecture Videos.

This project, to combat societal air quality challenges, incorporates a modern diesel engine combined with battery energy store technology to produce a hybrid train, able to operate emission-free in major conurbations.  Ian Hyde, Engineering & Safety Director at Chiltern Railways, in collaboration with Andy Brodniewski and Ian Williams representing Porterbrook, explained the key objectives and challenges overcome to achieve passenger trials and outline future opportunities for the application of hybrid technology

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