Rail transport in Ireland will soon be powered by electric vehicles.
In 2016, the Government announced the introduction of an innovative hybrid rail technology known as ‘green’ rail.
This technology will enable electrified trains to travel between stations by using a combination of electric motors, batteries and batteries and regenerative braking.
The new technology is currently being used in the UK, where it is being used to transport passengers between London’s Canary Wharf station and the Scottish town of Dundee.
The move to electrify the railways will make it possible for the country to be one of the first in the world to have a fully electric system.
As the Government has recently announced the commencement of a new phase of electrification of the rail network, it is important that the Government understand what this will mean for its citizens.
The introduction of electric vehicles is one of many potential outcomes for the future rail network.
The future of rail transport in the Republic will depend on the success of this technology.