Hydrogen trains begin operating in Germany


The world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train service began operating in Germany on Sunday (16th September).

The emission-free train, which uses fuel cells that convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, was launched at an event in Bremervörde.

The Coradia iLint, built by French railway manufacturer Alstom in Germany, will run on a fixed timetable operated by Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser (EVB), a German railway and bus company.

Two hydrogen trains capable of reaching speeds of 140km per hour started operating commercially on 17th September in Lower Saxony, running on nearly 100km of line between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude in northern Germany.

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