The world’s first hydrogen-powered train is all set to start its operations in Germany
The world’s first emissions-free hydrogen train is all set to go into service in Germany in 2017. The first hydrail or hydrogen-powered train, Coradia carries a hydrogen fuel tank on the roof that powers a fuel cell. The train will only exude steam and condensed air at a very low level of noise.
Alstom is proud to launch a breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation which will complete its Coradia range of regional trains. It shows our ability to work in close collaboration with our customers and develop a train in only two years, says Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Chairman and CEO.
This hydrogen-powered train will only run a short, 60-mile (96-kilometer) initially. This train will begin transporting passengers on the Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Lower Saxony, in northern Germany. This ground breaking innovation will definitely cut down the pollution caused by the diesel-powered trains.