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Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
POSTED 27 Apr 2024 . BY Magali Robathan
The electrified trains will keep their traditional look Credit: Photo: Efteling
Dutch theme park Efteling has announced plans to convert its steam trains from coal to electric
The park aims to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon positive by 2032
The look of the trains will not change, and show effects will be added
The first electrified train will be introduced in the winter of 2024
As part of its drive to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon positive by 2032, Dutch theme park Efteling has announced plans to convert its steam trains from coal to electric.

Efteling is working with UK-based narrow-gauge railway engineering company Alan Keef Ltd to electrify its much-loved steam trains, with designs aimed at preserving their nostalgic feel. The look of the trains will not change, and show effects will be added to give the impression of billowing steam.

“We are greatly looking forward to putting our many years’ of experience and passion to work on this wonderful project at Efteling,” said Patrick Keef, MD of Alan Keef Ltd.

“It really is a special undertaking, where we can put our extensive experience in electrifying trains to good use. Of course, we'll undertake this with a keen awareness of the historical value and uniqueness of the steam trains. And ensuring that whatever we remove is preserved for its historical value.”

“Sustainability has been part of our DNA since the establishment of the Efteling Nature Park Foundation in 1950,” said Efteling CEO Fons Jurgens, speaking to Attractions Management.

“It’s important that we take sustainability seriously, ensuring that we can pass on our beautiful park to future generations.”

Efteling will gradually electrify the current steam locomotives, with the first one set to be introduced this winter.
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Efteling to convert steam trains to electric as part of green drive
POSTED 27 Apr 2024 . BY Magali Robathan
The electrified trains will keep their traditional look Credit: Photo: Efteling
Dutch theme park Efteling has announced plans to convert its steam trains from coal to electric
The park aims to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon positive by 2032
The look of the trains will not change, and show effects will be added
The first electrified train will be introduced in the winter of 2024
As part of its drive to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon positive by 2032, Dutch theme park Efteling has announced plans to convert its steam trains from coal to electric.

Efteling is working with UK-based narrow-gauge railway engineering company Alan Keef Ltd to electrify its much-loved steam trains, with designs aimed at preserving their nostalgic feel. The look of the trains will not change, and show effects will be added to give the impression of billowing steam.

“We are greatly looking forward to putting our many years’ of experience and passion to work on this wonderful project at Efteling,” said Patrick Keef, MD of Alan Keef Ltd.

“It really is a special undertaking, where we can put our extensive experience in electrifying trains to good use. Of course, we'll undertake this with a keen awareness of the historical value and uniqueness of the steam trains. And ensuring that whatever we remove is preserved for its historical value.”

“Sustainability has been part of our DNA since the establishment of the Efteling Nature Park Foundation in 1950,” said Efteling CEO Fons Jurgens, speaking to Attractions Management.

“It’s important that we take sustainability seriously, ensuring that we can pass on our beautiful park to future generations.”

Efteling will gradually electrify the current steam locomotives, with the first one set to be introduced this winter.
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