UK rail line becomes first in world to be powered by solar farm [The Guardian]

Date: 22/08/2019

The world's first solar farm to directly power a railway line is set to plug into the track near Aldershot, paving the way for solar-powered trains. About 100 solar panels at the trackside site will supply renewable electricity to power the signalling and lights on Network Rails Wessex route.

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Rail line in Hampshire is world's first to be powered by solar farm

The Guardian

Pilot scheme on Network Rails Wessex route could pave way for direct powering of trains