South Western Railway disruption after biofuel clogs engines

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April 21, 2023 by oldbrew

Derailed by climate obsession? According to The Telegraph the problem is that ‘algae produced by green fuels blocks engines’, if they’re left unused for a certain period of time. Potential implications for other motorised transport here.
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A train operator has reduced services after diesel engines were clogged with biofuel, reports BBC News.

South Western Railway (SWR) said a fault was discovered on Wednesday in much of its diesel fleet at depots in Exeter and Salisbury.

It said the issue would disrupt services in the Romsey area and west of Salisbury until further notice.

BBC South transport correspondent Paul Clifton said SWR would run a fraction of normal services on the routes.

He said the issue would affect the West of England line for the next week.

Full report here.