The TU Dresden, the University of Birmingham and Rock Rail have entered into a research collaboration to study innovative battery technology as an environmentally friendly alternative traction technology for the rail sector.
The two academic institutions have joined forces to investigate battery traction technology for the railways. Rock Rail, which leases rolling stock to TOCs among other things, is the initiator behind the project. It says the research work will foster its operations in Germany, where it wishes to make rolling stock with modern and environmentally friendly combined electric and battery traction technology available in the German market.
The project is one of four international projects housed at BTS Rail Saxony’s SET4FUTURE rail innovation cluster.