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HybridFLEX by Chiltern web

Chiltern Railways brings brand new type of climate friendly and pollution cutting train into service

  • Chiltern Railways has launched HybridFLEX – Britain’s first 100mph capable battery-diesel hybrid train into passenger service this week (w/c 7 February) 
  • A 20-year-old diesel train has been fitted with a powerful battery meaning it uses 25 per cent less fuel, significantly cuts emissions and air pollution, and allows the train to run solely on battery power when departing and arriving at stations 
  • The two-carriage train will run primarily between Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and London Marylebone on a near 40-mile journey 
  • HybridFLEX is the product of a four-year partnership between Chiltern Railways, Porterbrook and Rolls- Royce 
L-R: David Brown (Managing Director, Arriva UK Trains), Richard Allan (Managing Director, Chiltern Railways), Mike Cooper (CEO, Arriva UK Trains), Mary Grant (CEO, Porterbrook) & Warren East (CEO, Rolls-Royce)

Chiltern Railways celebrates 25th anniversary with launch of greener and quieter HybridFLEX train

  • Chiltern Railways and partners invest in green HybridFLEX train, delivering emission-free battery operation, reducing CO2 (¯25%), nitrous oxide (¯70%) and particulates (¯90%)
  • Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP is supporting the launch event at Marylebone station, before key stakeholders travel on board HybridFLEX, Britain’s first hybrid battery-diesel train
  • Chiltern – the operator of train services between Birmingham, Oxford and London – today celebrates 25 years of continuous service for customers