Much better fuel consumption, lower pollutant emissions, quieter trains and, faster acceleration – the benefits of mtu hybrid traction systems for railcars have been common knowledge for ages. Now, the product has really established itself on the market – with a vengeance. Irish Rail, the national operator, UK rail leasing company Porterbrook, and Alpha Trains and their partners Abellio, Alstom and Saxony-Anhalt Regional Public Transport signed letters of intent to purchase mtu hybrid traction systems at Innotrans, the world's largest rail trade fair, in September 2018. Why? And why now? Jim Meade, CEO of Irish Rail, Dr. Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom,
Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook and Lars Kräft, mtu Vice President, Industrial Business Sales, explain all.