Hy­dro­gen trains for Ger­many

The Scotsman - - World News -

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.

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