Hampshire launches World’s first Solar-Powered Railway line
UK Hampshire railway line becomes the first in the world to run on solar energy, ditching diesel. The solar panels started functioning on Friday, powering signalling and lights on Network Rail’s Wessex route. If the pilot project takes off successfully, UK would scale up the solar energy to even run the trains by next year. The Network Rail switched to renewable energy, as it was looking for alternatives to cut on on cost and pollution.