UK rail line becomes first in world to be powered by solar farm

By Jillian Ambrose Pilot scheme on Network Rail’s Wessex route paves way for solar-powered trainsThe world’s first solar farm to power a railway line directly is due to plug into the track near Aldershot, paving the way for solar-powered trains.From Friday, about 100 solar panels at the trackside site will supply renewable electricity to power the signalling and lights on Network Rail’s Wessex route. Continue reading…

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