Hydrogen trains for Germany
Rail passengers in northern Germany will be able to travel on the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains in four years’ time.
French engineering giant Alstom has signed an agreement to deliver 14 fuel-cell trains to LNVG, a rail company in Germany’s Lower Saxony state.
The trains will begin operating on routes between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude from December 2021. They will have a range of up to 621 miles and a maximum speed of 87mph.
Hydrogen engines emit only water vapour and are one of the clean est forms of transport.