First Ever Hybrid Train to be a Reality

January 2, 2013 / No Comments

Terms like hybrid cars and hybrid buses are not new to us. They have become normal day to day usages these days. And every automobile manufacturer is trying to bring their hybrid vehicles to the market. But what about hybrid powered trains? Since most trains work on both diesel and electric motors depending on the nature of the tracks, it ...

Urban Traffic Causes People to Fill an Extra 3.9 Gallons of Fuel

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Post-recession, many people have chosen not to take their vehicles out on the street due to increasing fuel prices and economic turmoil. But the situation is vastly changing and now as the financial crisis is being solved more and more motorists are appearing on the road. This was revealed by a study conducted by Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M ...

The Mercury To Offer Ultra-Efficient Clean Travel Soon

July 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

London design firm Priestmangoode recently displayed the Mercury,  the concept of a high speed train specifically designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The double-decker train has a sleek body and unique interior design, which is anticipated to revolutionize rail travel.

Javelin set to alter the face of domestic train travel in Britain

June 23, 2009 / 2 Comments

Never has a domestic train reached 140mph in Britain. All that changed today when the latest (Japanese imported) bullet train took a test run. Dubbed the Javelin, this train clocked 143mph on a test roll from London to Kent and back as the journey began from platform 13 at St Pancras. [caption id="attachment_5662" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Javelin - Britain's Bullet Train"][/caption] In a ...

220mph Bullet Train Juiced up using Solar Energy

May 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_5012" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Solar Bullet Train Design"][/caption] Bullet trains powered by solar energy were associated to a very distant future. But with the American government planning for a high-speed rail system, the future of sun and rails together is about to become history sooner than we ever thought. Brainchild of the Arizona based Solar Bullet LLC (you know where the impetus ...

A Train for Mall Shoppers

June 26, 2008 / 1 Comment

I was pretty sure that shop-till-you-droppers couldn't hurt the environment or themselves as long as the hoofed it everywhere they went. Of course, retailers have to keep the lights on, heat and cool facilities at all ungodly hours so that shoppers could get the 'unique shopping experience.' Until now. Shoppers don't even have to do the walk, get exercise, kick ...