Alstom to introduce hydrogen trains to UK

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Alstom to introduce hydrogen trains to UK

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Plan to replace diesels by 2040: RailwayTechnology.com

I'm assuming the tech is safer now than with the Hindenburg :P

French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to introduce hydrogen-powered trains to the UK to support the government’s plan to withdraw diesel locomotives by 2040.

The company is currently working on a project with Eversholt Rail to equip a fleet of Class 321 electric trains with hydrogen tanks and fuel cells to enable hydrogen-powered operations.

Hydrogen will be produced through sustainable electricity and electrolysis, where the fuel cells will produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen, creating water as a waste product.
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