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Hi-tech solutions mean ‘leaves on the line’ may be a thing of the past

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Department of Transport has spent £8m on 24 schemes to make rail network greener and more efficientThe expensive disruption that autumn “leaf fall” spells for Britain’s railways could be a thing of the past if government-funded trials prove an inventor’s theory: that adding more water will make the tracks less slippy.The project to fit trains with devices to spray tracks is one of 24 innovative schemes backed with almost £8m of Department for Transport (DfT) funding to make the rail industry more efficient, greener and cleaner. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/13/hi-tech-solutions-mean-leaves-on-the-line-may-be-a-thing-of-the-past

Author : Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

Publish date : 2019-06-12 23:01:47

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