Zillertal, a valley in Tyrol, Austria is on-track for a new hydrogen (H2) railway which will make an important contribution to the Allps mobility future.

From 2022, the Zillertal Railway or Zillertalbahn, will be the first narrow-gauge railway in the world with environmentally friendly H2 propulsion, saving 800,000 litres of diesel annually.

“The new Zillertal Railway is a future project for the next 50 years. The carbon dioxide (CO2)-free transport with energy from green H2 will benefit the entire valley: the native population and the tourists,” said MMag. Monika Wechselberger, Mayor of the market town of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley. 

In addition to being emission-free and extremely quite, the Zillertal Railway will also be much more convenient for passengers, reducing travel time from 55 to 45 minutes.

“The new station will not only increase the comfort for our passengers, but also offers all the technical requirements for the future, world-wide unique operation of the Zillertalbahn,” explains DI Helmut Schreiner, Technical Director of ZVB AG. 

The first train of the new Zillertal Railway will run on the 11th December 2022. 

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The new Zillertal Railway

Source: Zillertalbahn