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Last Updated: 19-12-2019

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Feasibility Study Committee minutes for 19th December 2019

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Amazon Gets Interested

Local press are reporting that Amazon are getting interested in the prospect of the Ivanhoe Line opening.
Amazon employs thousands of staff at its “fulfilment centre” and getting them there by rail would not only make the commute more reliable, it would also take traffic off the road.
We have yet to have face to face talks with the global giant, but will be offering to do so in the New Year.

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Hydrogen Trains

If we’re going to create a railway for the 21st Century, it makes sense to equip it with rolling stock to suit.

We’ve long trumpeted the fact that the Ivanhoeline snakes its way through the beautiful National Forest – a visionary project that seeks to plant 20 million trees across an area once ravaged by open cast coal mining.

To compliment this transformative project, we’ve got really hooked on the idea of hydrogen powered trains.

Thes have been in development for some time. The concept is that hydrogen is stored under pressure within the vehicle instead of diesel. The hydrogen is then run through a fuel cell which creates electricity. The train thus becomes and electric train, but without the necessity to build overhead gantries which are extremely costly.

Initial trials show that these trains can be extremely quiet – a significant benefit now that many houses have been built backing onto the line.

We’re talking to rail operators and research groups about this concept and think the Ivanhoe line could be a great test bed for such technology.