• First hydrogen-powered train takes to the rails in Germany

  • Forum for the discussion of Alstom Transport. Their official web-site is here: Alstom Transport
Forum for the discussion of Alstom Transport. Their official web-site is here: Alstom Transport

Moderator: John_Perkowski

  by Jeff Smith
 
http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/te ... ny-176252/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
...
Premiering the zero-emissions vehicle at the InnoTrans rail industry trade fair in Berlin last week, the company said the Coradia iLint can travel at speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour, carry 300 passengers and range 800 kilometres on a single “tank” of hydrogen—putting it on par with the regional diesel trains it’s designed to replace.
...
Using one of its popular diesel trains as a jumping off point, Alstom retrofitted the old design with state-of-the-art technology. At the core of the new train is a hydrogen fuel cell built by Canadian cleantech firm Hydrogenics Corp.
...
Along with the fuel cells, the new train includes lithium-ion batteries to store energy that isn’t immediately put to use within the train and an energy management system to ensure power is dispersed efficiently throughout the vehicle.
...
  by Jeff Smith
 
https://www.gasworld.com/alstom-to-show ... 80.article" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
...
The roadshow will start in Rhineland-Palatinate and continue in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, Thuringia, Berlin and Brandenburg.

“This roadshow is a great opportunity for passengers, media and political stakeholders to get to know our Coradia iLint hydrogen train,” said Dr Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director for Alstom in Germany and Austria.

“It represents an existing environment-friendly alternative for non-electrified or partially electrified lines and offers increased passenger comfort thanks to a significantly quieter train than a conventional diesel multiple unit,” said Nikutta continued.

Since September (2018), the first two hydrogen trains from Alstom are in regular passenger service on the Elbe-Weser network. Starting in 2021, the Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) will use 14 Coradia iLints to transport regular travellers between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude with the fuel cell trains.
...
  by Jeff Smith
 
BBC.Com

Will they call it the HIndenburg?
All aboard Britain’s first hydrogen train

Hydrogen-powered trains are arguably the greenest trains out there.

"Mini power stations on wheels", is how Alex Burrows from the University of Birmingham describes them.

He is the project director for the 'Hydroflex' train which was showcased at an event in the West Midlands.

Unlike diesel trains, hydrogen-powered trains do not emit harmful gases, instead using hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, water and heat.

It is "a fully green fuel", says Helen Simpson from rail rolling stock company Porterbrook, which created the Hydroflex in partnership with Birmingham University's centre for Railway Research.
...
  by CarterB
 
Jeff Smith wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29 am BBC.Com

Will they call it the HIndenburg?
My thoughts exactly!!! Maybe they should avoid operating in lightning storms, and certainly not name the train "The Lakehurst Special"!!!