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Alpha Trains to lease hybrids

MTU and Alpha Trains  intend to jointly retrofit Alpha Train’s Talent, Desiro and Lint fleets with MTU hybrid drives.

Energy transition on rail

MTU signs a number of agreements for the purchase of MTU hybrid rail drives at the transport technology trade fair 

Hybrid for Coradia Lint

Abellio, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH and MTU plan to implement a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.

Power without overhead lines

Use the brakes to cut up to fuel by 25% and protect the environment. Accelerate faster and travel more quietly. That basically sums up the MTU Hybrid PowerPack. 

Save with new gears

MTU and the state railways of the Republic of Ireland have signed a contract for rebuilding three MTU PowerPacks. 

Cruise Train on rails 

Superlative in every respect, the Train Suite Shiki-Shima is powered by electricity generated by two MTU Series 4000 engines on non-electrified routes. 

MTU PowerPacks for UK's Transpennine Express

MTU is once again to deliver rail drive systems to Hitachi Rail Europe: a total of 57 MTU Series 1600 PowerPacks will be used to power 19 new Class 802 intercity trains.

To Sylt by train with MTU

For its motorail service from Niebüll, on the mainland, to the town of Westerland on Sylt, rail operator RDC AUTOZUG Sylt GmbH has bought two new Siemens Vectron DE diesel-electric locomotives.

A great fit

A diesel engine, an electric motor and the newly developed EnergyPack battery system – three components making one unique product.

Partnership with Hitachi

MTU is to supply additional Series 1600 PowerPacks to Hitachi Rail Europe, and will assume responsibility for their maintenance from 2017.

World Premiere: MTU Hybrid PowerPack

MTU is staging a world premiere at Innotrans: the MTU Hybrid PowerPack will be on show together with the new MTU EnergyPack battery system.

MTU at Innotrans

MTU is to present its current and pioneering drive systems and service solutions at international railway exhibition Innotrans.

1,000th PowerPack for Alstom

MTU is to deliver the 1,000th MTU Series 1800 PowerPack designed to meet EU Stage IIIB emissions standards to railcar manufacturer Alstom.

Diesel goes electric

MTU has performed its own tests on a hybrid train on the Stauden railway line in Germany.

German debut for Link trains

Link railcars supplied by Polish manufacturer PESA and driven by MTU PowerPacks are now in operation on routes in Germany for the first time.

5,555 MTU Rail PowerPacks

Since 1996, MTU staff have assembled almost 5,555 rail PowerPacks based on Series 183, Series 1800, and, most recently, Series 1600 engines

'Railcars are the trend'

Blog post from applications technology team leader Harald Gottschalch about events at Innotrans.

Lifelong service

MTU supplies 250 Powerpacks for new railcars in the British Intercity Express program. Maintenance contract covers next 27.5 years.

Quiet success

MTU´s Hybrid-Powerpack enables railcars to operate almost silently on non-electrified routes and to do it on 25% less fuel.