In the next issue
‘Good things come in twos’ is the mantra for Future Rail September. Next time, we cast our eyes upon rail’s contribution to two major world projects: the China-Europe Silk Road freight service, which saw a record number of movements during the Covid-19 pandemic; and the Trans-European Transport Network, which includes the development of a series railway lines, airports and shipping routes to fill in missing trade gaps across the continent.
We’ll also take an in-depth look at Switzerland’s New Rail Link – a high-speed rail network 30 years in the making – and see whether expanding the UK’s high-speed route (HS2) to Scotland would help reduce emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s 2045 net-zero target.
Also in September, we investigate two locomotive-focused projects that recently received funding from InnovateUK’s First of a Kind programme: a trial of selective catalytic reduction technology from rolling stock leasing company Porterbook, which could lead to drastic NOx reductions in train engines; and the HydroFLEX project, which aims to bring hydrogen-powered vehicles to the UK’s rail fleet.
Finally, in a special photo feature we get the lowdown on the new Saint-Denis Pleyel station being built in Paris, France, which will be able to accommodate 250,000 passengers a day – but will it open in time for the 2024 Olympics?
Joe Baker, editor
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