HydroFLEX: Decarbonising UK Railways

Hydrogen-powered trains have the potential to help decarbonise UK railways through the removal of the existing diesel locomotion fleet.

Hydrogen technology can also enable trains to be designed for “Tri-mode” working when combined with electric and battery power.

The HydroFLEX Project is a collaboration between Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham in support of the UK Government’s Net Zero target.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


25 Nov 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 11/25/2022 14:00 11/25/2022 15:30 HydroFLEX: Decarbonising UK Railways We are entering the age where environmental concerns are driving the strategic decisions that will determine the future of public and individual transport needs. HydroFlex offers one possibility for future rail travel. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


London Local Network

Registration Information

Registration will be available soon.

These lectures are preceded by an optional lunch where there is an opportunity to network with colleagues.  

If you wish to attend this lecture please book a place on the IET website.

During the booking process you will have the opportunity to pre book a lunch at Savoy Place. 

The cost for a two course meal with wine is TBC

It is ESSENTIAL to pre book lunch and pay for it on this website.  

Reservations for lunch can be made up to 11pm on the Monday prior to the event (subject to availability).  

Bookings for the lecture only can be made up to noon on the day prior to the event (subject to availability).  

No payment for the event lunch can be made at Savoy Place.  


  1. You don’t need to be a member to log into the system.
  2. You can book for more than one person; you just need to add the other guest(s) name(s).
  3. You can add any special dietary requirements during the booking process.
  4. The website price quoted is exclusive of VAT.  VAT will be added when you pay.

Terms & Condition’s.  

5+ days before event date - Full refund.

4 days before event date - No refund.  

Name substitutions are accepted at any time by fax or email, the IET reserves the right to charge a transfer fee.


Dr Stuart Hillmansen

Dr Stuart Hillmansen

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - University of Birmingham

Reasons to attend

If you have a professional or natural curiosity and interest in Engineering, Technology, Design and Production, Physics, Chemistry, Environment, Transportation, Industry, Material Engineering and Government & Politics.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

We are committed to having an environmentally responsible event portfolio and we are working hard to plan and implement events which reflect sustainable event best practices.

We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, we strongly encourage delegates to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.

Further information about environmental sustainability and IET Events can be obtained by contacting rebecca.booth@theiet.org.


11:30/11:40 Arrival for optional lunch  

It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor for IET building before entering the Faraday Centre.  

12:00 to 13:45 – Optional lunch.  

13:45 - Arrival for lecture  

It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture.  (Note this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday signing in procedure).  

14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – the lecture starts promptly at 14:00  

14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion  

15:30 Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre. 

Free for members. 

Non-members can purchase tea/coffee at the Faraday counter. 

(Note before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk.)  

Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre.