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Are electric trains really better than diesel?

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A noisy morning commute on the train can be stressful, but could electric trains really make your journey to work quicker and more relaxing?

Asked by: Charlie Giles, Maidstone

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To date, the focus on electrification in the UK has been on marginally quicker journeys, but electric trains are also more reliable, quieter and cleaner. The more compact and efficient power units also allow 20 per cent more seats per train.


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Robert is a science writer and visiting professor of science at Aston University.

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