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Retired London Underground Train Travels Forty Miles Solely On Battery Power

This article on Railnews is a summary of today’s news and has a subtitle of Battery Train Sets British Record.

This is the first sentence.

A battery train from Vivarail has achieved a British first by travelling 64km on battery power alone, and the feat has been repeated many times during tests.

The train was a Vivarail  Class 230 train, that is based on retired London Underground D78 Stock.

The picture shows the prototype battery train, when I rode it in 2018 at the Bo’ness And Kinneil Railway.

The article also says this.

Vivarail CEO Adrian Shooter  is predicting that production versions of the battery trains will be able to run for almost 100km between charges, which will take just 10 minutes.

Battery trains appear to be going places.

January 15, 2020 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Congratulations !

    Comment by Antonio Ramos de Carvalho - Coimbra - Portugal | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  2. Congratulations !

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    The Anonymous Widower escreveu no dia quarta, 15/01/2020 à(s) 21:06:

    > AnonW posted: “This article on Railnews is a summary of today’s news and > has a subtitle of Battery Train Sets British Record. This is the first > sentence. A battery train from Vivarail has achieved a British first by > travelling 64km on battery power alone, and the fe” >

    Comment by António Ramos | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  3. 100km in 10 minutes – that’s faster than a maglev train!

    They will need to take care over the charging connectors the train will not be moving and on the basis given the charging current will be 5 to 6 times that required for running (actually ~100kmph) and would therefore be likely to weld the train to its charger!

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | January 17, 2020 | Reply

  4. […] Battery trains can easily do forty miles after a charge of a few minutes, as I wrote in Retired London Underground Train Travels Forty Miles Solely On Battery Power. […]

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  5. […] Battery versions of the train are available with a forty-mile range, See Retired London Underground Train Travels Forty Miles Solely On Battery Power. […]

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  6. […] Battery versions of the train are available with a forty-mile range, See Retired London Underground Train Travels Forty Miles Solely On Battery Power. […]

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