Bombardier Transportation and Banverket, the Swedish Railway Administration, together with other partners presented the results of their Gröna Tåget (“Green Train”) project at a test ride between Västerås and Stockholm, Sweden.
The Gröna Tåget research, development and demonstration project started in 2005 and is scheduled to run until 2010/2011.
Using a Bombardier Regina train, the rail vehicle research program is aimed at developing a new generation of high-speed trains that meet the special technical and traffic requirements in the Nordic countries. The Gröna Tåget is also unique in that it is equipped with components of the new Bombardier ECO4 technologies that maximize total train performance and energy-efficient operation.
The two ECO4 products operating on the “Green Train” are the Bombardier MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor, a modern engine technology enabling an increase of propulsion chain efficiency resulting in lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact, and the Bombardier EBI Drive 50 Driver assistance system, which can save up to 15 percent of traction energy by assisting the driver with information on speed and traction force.