Alstom to introduce hydrogen trains to UK

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Alstom to introduce hydrogen trains to UK

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Plan to replace diesels by 2040: RailwayTechnology.com

I'm assuming the tech is safer now than with the Hindenburg :P
French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to introduce hydrogen-powered trains to the UK to support the government’s plan to withdraw diesel locomotives by 2040.

The company is currently working on a project with Eversholt Rail to equip a fleet of Class 321 electric trains with hydrogen tanks and fuel cells to enable hydrogen-powered operations.

Hydrogen will be produced through sustainable electricity and electrolysis, where the fuel cells will produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen, creating water as a waste product.
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Re: Alstom to introduce hydrogen trains to UK

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:04 am

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Alstom and rolling stock operating company Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK.

Codenamed Breeze, the train will be developed by converting the existing Class 321 trains.

Alstom will convert the Class 321 trains in collaboration with Eversholt Rail at its Widnes facility in the UK.

The converted Hydrogen Multiple Units (HMU) are expected to run throughout the UK in 2022. Equipped with hydrogen tanks and fuel cells, these clean trains will release only water as waste with no harmful emissions.
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