CRRC hydrogen train (1)

CHINA: CRRC has unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell powered train designed to enable suburban services to be extended onto non-electrified routes.

CRRC hydrogen train (3)

The four-car trainset based on CRRC’s Fuxing family of designs has been developed jointly by CRRC Changchun and Chengdu Rail Transit, and was rolled out at CRRC’s Chengdu factory on December 28.

CRRC hydrogen train (2)

It combines fuel cells with supercapacitor energy storage to give a maximum speed of 160 km/h and an operational range of 600 km. Onboard sensors and 5G data links enable GoA2 automated operation with a driver in the cab.