August 25, 2015

AS IF YOU NEEDED MORE REASON TO LOVE TRAINS:

IN JUST THREE YEARS ALL DUTCH TRAINS WILL RUN ON WIND POWER  (Mary Beth Griggs, 8/25.15, Popular Science)

What if on your next rail journey, the train not only sped along the countryside fast as the wind, it was actually powered by the breeze? If you travel on a train in the Netherlands in 2018, that might just be your reality.

Under a deal written up in 2014, starting this year about half of the electric trains in the Netherlands run on wind power. But the contract between railway companies and power suppliers aims to push that number higher. As Railway Technology reports, the agreement will see the trains running on completely on wind power by 2018. The energy will be generated from wind farms within the country but also in Belgium, and nearby Scandinavian countries.

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