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UK: A study has been launched to assess the viability of using hydrogen fuelled trains to replace diesel traction in Wales.

The four-month study is being undertaken by Arup and fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Motive Solutions, with funding from the Welsh government’s Hydrogen Business Research & Innovation for Decarbonisation small business research initiative.

After looking at operational, rolling stock and power requirements for various non-electrified routes, the study is expected to determine what would be required for the development of hydrogen train capabilities in Wales, along with recommendations for a potential deployment.