First Eco-Friendly Hybrid Train Set For Service in France
French train manufacturer Bombardier has unveiled the world’s first environmentally friendly hybrid train which is to begin non-stop services in France.
The first dual mode (electric and diesel) and dual voltage (1500 and 25000V) AGC technology (Autorail high capacity railcar) enables the train to access electricity from any available source.
This will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions, as well as negating infrastructure constraints and the need for passengers to change trains, says Bombardier.
French rail network SNCF will be operating the Hybrid AGC on Champagne-Ardenne lines connecting to the capital Paris.