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AP | Fleet of hydrogen passenger trains begins service in Germany, 24 Aug
replacing 15 diesel trains that previously operated on non-electrified tracks in the state of Lower Saxony.

The 14 trains use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity that powers the engines. The German government has backed expanding the use of hydrogen as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.

State governor Stephan Weil said the 93-million-euro ($92 million) project was an "excellent example" for Lower Saxony's efforts to make its economy greener.

The trains manufactured by French company Alstom are operated by regional rail company LNVG on routes between the northern towns of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde, and Buxtehude.

Alstom says the Coradia iLint trains have a range of up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) and a maximum speed of 140 kph (87 mph). By using hydrogen produced with renewable energy the trains will save 1.6 million liters (more than 422,000 gallons) of diesel fuel a year.

The project benefits from the support of the German Ministry of Economy and Mobility and the development of the Coradia iLint™ was funded by the German government as part of the Ntional Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). ...
World's first hydrogen filling station for passenger trains. In Bremervorde, Germany ...
Alstom's Coradia iLint hydrogen train runs for the first time in France, 6 Sep 2021
Alstom's Coradia iLint train, the first in the world to be powered by hydrogen, took its first turns in France on the tracks of the Centre d'Essais Ferroviaires[1] in Valenciennes...
by Cat on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 11:28:23 PM EST
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