“The world’s first hydrogen-powered train.”

Hydrogen-powered trains now making regular service in Germany

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Wed, Sep 19th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Guardian reports that French-made Alstom hydrogen-powered trains have now entered commercial service in Germany. The trains, which are capable of 1,000km on a full tank, have the same range as their diesel counterparts.

Alstom is betting on the technology as a greener, quieter alternative to diesel on non-electrified railway lines – an attractive prospect to many German cities scrambling to combat air pollution.

“Sure, buying a hydrogen train is somewhat more expensive than a diesel train, but it is cheaper to run,” Stefan Schrank, the project’s manager at Alstom, said.

Also, an interesting read: living in a city where cars are banned.

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