The Anonymous Widower

Plans To Introduce Battery Powered Trains In Scotland

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article in the Scotsman.

This is said about the routes.

Hitachi said the trains could run up to 60 miles on batteries.

It said recharging would take ten to 15 minutes.

That would mean the trains could run beyond Dunblane – the northern extent of ScotRail’s electrified network – as far as Perth and Dundee.

Hitachi has suggested other routes they could be used on including from Glasgow to East Kilbride and Kilmarnock, and on a Glasgow northern suburban line to Anniesland via Maryhill.

The train described in the article sounds very much like the Hitachi Regional Battery Train, which is described in this Hitachi infographic.

My only reservation is that the article is from 2019.

Since then, Scotland has decided to run battery-electric trains to Leven, as I wrote about in Trains On The Levenmouth Rail Link.

August 6, 2021 - Posted by | Transport | , , , , ,

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  1. […] Plans To Introduce Battery Powered Trains In Scotland, Hitachi are quoted as saying that their trains will do sixty miles on […]

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