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Aerial footage of the first emission-free fully-electric train to cross the Forth Bridge has been released. It was taken as COP26 was underway in Glasgow.

As part of the event, Network Rail demonstrated its commitment to decarbonising Britain’s railway and supporting the UK and Scottish Governments’ net-zero goals with a showcase of two green trains it says are vital to rail’s part in tackling climate change.

The two trains, which ran during the conference, helped highlight the range of ecologically-friendly ways to power trains, including batteries, hydrogen and electricity.

These technologies have been identified as important elements of plans to make rail even greener, as highlighted in Network Rail’s interim Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy.

Vivarail, which made the train featured in the video, has designed and manufactured pure battery and battery hybrid trains, as well as innovative charging technology. Its next-generation train is capable of achieving a range of up to 100km and recharges in only 10 minutes.

In the shadow of the Forth Bridge, Vivarail’s battery train continues on its way to Glasgow.

It has used its Class 230 trains (which previously ran London’s District Line as the D78 stock) to prove the concept. 

The flexibility of batteries mean this package can be used to repurpose diesel units or added to other types of electric train so that they’re capable of travelling on parts of the network not yet electrified.

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