Chiltern Railways debuts first battery-diesel hybrid train

James Murray
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Retrofit upgrade to 20 year old passenger train is set to cut fuel use by a quarter, slashing emissions and air pollution in the process

Efforts to cut carbon emissions across the UK rail network took a step forward this week, after Chiltern Railways brought the country's first 100mph capable battery-diesel hybrid train into passenger service....

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