Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company commences hydrogen powered tram trial


CRRC Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company (TRC) is trialling Ballard Power System’s fuel cell low floor on the Chinese Railway Headstream Tour tram line in Tangshan City, which is located in China’s Hebei Province.

The TRC low floor tram consists of three cars with a total capacity for 336 passengers, a top speed of 70km per hour (44 mph) and a range of 40km (25 miles) on a single 12kg hydrogen (H2) fill-up. The new 14km (8.5 mile) long tram line in Tangshan City has four stations together with a 100kg capacity H2 refuelling station.

The tram deployed for the trial is powered by Ballard FCveloCity® fuel cell technology, combined with a battery and supercapacitor. The trial was initiated at a ceremony held last week and attended by 150 senior leaders from the Chinese government and TRC.

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