Government Calls for Green Train Designs in UK

Government Calls for Green Train Designs in UK
November 16, 2007 8:52 pm

The UK Government is inviting bidders to design a fleet of new green intercity trains designed to carry more passengers.

The Department for Transport has issued an invitation to tender for the Intercity Express programme to three short-listed consortiums: Alstom-Barclays Rail Group, Express Rail Alliance (comprising Bombardier, Siemens, Angel Trains and Babcock & Brown) and Hitachi Europe.

Bidders must meet environmental specifications laid out by the government with the new electric trains operating up to 40 percent (and at least 27 percent) more efficiently than the trains they replace.
For self-powered trains, the government demands an improved energy efficiency of up to 35 percent, with a minimum of ten percent.

The first new trains, designed to carry 70 percent more passengers, will begin working trials in 2012 to replace the existing high-speed trains from 2015. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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