Regional and rural railways poses a huge problem for the railway to decarbonise. LORNA MCDONALD of Hitachi Rail and JAY MEHTA of Hitachi ABB Power Grids tell ANDY RODEN why they believe they have the answer.
‘Electrification is the utopian position everyone wants to achieve’ says Lorna McDonald, Hitachi Rail Head of Commuter UK. But achieving that happy state will take many years. For some rural routes, it is unlikely ever to be viable.