All Hydrogen articles

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    SNCF sets green targets to cut TER emissions

    2020-09-24T13:39:00Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has launched an ambitious programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its TER regional services as a contribution towards combatting climate change. The PlaneTER programme is also intended to help win passengers back to rail and attract customers from new markets after ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Scottish hydrogen train demonstrator procurement begins

    2020-09-15T11:55:00Z

    UK: The University of St Andrews has begun the process of appointing an industrial partner to participate in the Zero Emission Train Project, which will see a redundant Class 314 electric multiple-unit equipped with hydrogen fuel cells as a technology demonstrator. The project is being led ...

  • Overhead electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    11 700 km of electrification plus battery and hydrogen trains in traction decarbonisation strategy

    2020-09-11T08:21:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published its interim Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy, setting out preliminary recommendations for meeting government ambitions to decarbonise the rail network. The Interim Business Case released on September 10 considers the three main ways of achieving this aim: electrification, ...

  • A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho.
    Urban news

    Hydrogen tram demonstration agreement signed

    2020-08-14T09:35:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho. Last year Hyundai Rotem began working with Hyundai Motors on the development ...

  • A groundbreaking ceremony has formally marked the start of construction of a hydrogen train fuelling point in Bremervörde.
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    Hydrogen train fuelling point under construction

    2020-07-28T12:04:00Z

    GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony has formally marked the start of construction of a hydrogen train fuelling point in Bremervörde. This will serve the fleet of 14 Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell multiple-units which Niedersachen transport authority LNVG has ordered for use by Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser ...

  • The Flirt Akku is a version of Stadler's Flirt family of electric multiple-units which is equipped with a battery to permit operation on non-electrified or partly-electrified routes.
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    Batteries beat hydrogen on cost and efficiency, VDE study shows

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A study of climate-neutral traction technology by VDE, the Association for Electrical, Electronic Information Technologies, has concluded that over a 30-year life-cycle battery-powered multiple-units are substantially cheaper and more efficient than those powered by hydrogen. The study published on July 21 concludes that ...

  • Alstom said the resulting units would be designated Class 600, the first class in the 6xx number series which is to be used for vehicles using hydrogen and other alternative forms of traction.
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom Breeze hydrogen train designated Class 600

    2020-07-22T11:16:00Z

    UK: Alstom and leasing company Eversholt Rail are to invest a further £1m to ‘fast track’ development of the Breeze hydrogen multiple-unit concept, and envisage that the first production trains could be in service in 2024. The Breeze concept involves fitting fuel cells to surplus Eversholt-owned ...

  • A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam.
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    Hydrogen train development agreement signed

    2020-06-08T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam. Under the agreement announced on June 4, Alstom would manufacture and maintain newly-built or converted hydrogen trains, while Snam would develop infrastructure for hydrogen ...

  • Alstom has completed trial operation of two pre-series Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units.
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    Hydrogen fuel cell train trials completed

    2020-05-19T13:09:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has announced the formal completion of trial operation of two pre-series Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units. The units entered passenger service with Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser in September 2018, since when they have successfully completed 530 days and more than 180 000 km ...

  • Installation of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification.
    Rail Business UK

    DfT sets out steps to a transport decarbonisation plan

    2020-04-01T09:56:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has published Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge , a policy paper explaining out how it intends to develop a plan to meet the government’s target of net zero transport emissions by 2050. The plan is scheduled to be published later this year. ...

  • ÖBB Personenverkehr has awarded sole bidder Alstom a contract to provide two hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for trials.
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    ÖBB to test hydrogen multiple-units

    2020-03-02T14:16:00Z

    AUSTRIA: The national operator’s passenger business ÖBB Personenverkehr has awarded sole bidder Alstom a contract to provide two hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for trials. The deal worth €1·87m includes the hire of two Coradia iLint multiple-units, along with the provision of maintenance services, hydrogen and associated ...

  • Alstom iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit.
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    Akasol to supply batteries for hydrogen trains

    2020-01-26T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has awarded Akasol a contract to supply battery systems for the series-built versions of its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit which have been ordered by the Niedersachsen (14 units) and Rhein-Main (27) transport authorities. The contract is valued ‘in the low double-digit million ...

  • Porterbrook Hydroflex fuel cell multiple-unit
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Think about the total energy needed to move the trains’

    2020-01-21T15:03:00Z

    UK: ‘Think about the total energy needed to move the trains’, was the message Helen Simpson, Innovation Projects Director at leasing company Porterbook, presented to policymakers at a well-attended meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on January 14. Simpson ...

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    Hydrogen buses enter service on BRT route in Pau

    2019-12-19T12:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The Fébus bus rapid transit route in Pau was inaugurated on December 17, using a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses. Services on the 14-stop route are operated by Keolis using a fleet of 18 m long buses supplied by Van Hool. Connecting the city’s ...

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    Pesa and PKN Orlen to develop hydrogen fuel cell trains

    2019-12-16T14:00:00Z

    POLAND: Rolling stock manufacturer Pesa and energy company PKN Orlen signed a letter of intent to develop hydrogen fuel cell trains on December 12. The agreement covers knowledge exchange and testing, with the aim of developing the technology for commercial use in the freight and passenger ...

  • Stadler Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for San Bernadino County Transportation Authority
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    Understanding fuel cell applications

    2019-12-13T09:52:00Z

    USA: Having undertaken research into alternative propulsion technologies to support the order for North America’s first commercial hydrogen-powered train, the Center for Railway Research & Education at Michigan State University is to host a seminar on the topic in Long Beach on January 29-31.

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    Foshan welcomes hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-12-02T15:29:00Z

    CHINA: A hydrogen fuel cell tram has started test running on the Gaoming Line in Foshan, ahead of opening of the city’s first tram route later this month. The 17·4 km Gaoming Line on the west bank of the Xijiang River is intended to serve 20 ...

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    Arup to review the case for hydrogen trains

    2019-11-26T16:32:00Z

    UK: The Rail Safety Standards Board has appointed Arup to develop a ‘route map to enter service’ for hydrogen-powered trains. This will involve working with manufacturers, regulators, rolling stock owners and operators to establish a high-level operational concept as well as to identify hazards and ...

  • Stadler Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for San Bernadino County Transportation Authority
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    US hydrogen train contract awarded

    2019-11-14T09:39:00Z

    USA: Southern California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-unit to enter passenger service in 2024, with an option for a further four units. Stadler said the contract announced on November 14 was ...

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    St Petersburg tests hydrogen tram

    2019-11-11T11:33:00Z

    Photo: Nikita Fastov RUSSIA: Dynamic testing of a hydrogen fuel cell tram started on the St Petersburg network on November 1. The retrofitted single-section LM-68M2 tram has been created jointly by operator Gorelektrotrans and the Central Research Institute of Electrical Marine Technology. Its ...