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uks-first-hydrogen-train-set-for-mainline-railway-testing

UK’s first hydrogen train set for mainline railway testing

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HydroFLEX, the UK’s first hydrogen train, will be tested on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept with the goal to carry passengers in two or three years.

The HydroFLEX pilot involves the fitment of a hydrogen powerpack to an existing Class 319 train, which would eventually allow it to run on conventional electrified routes as well as independently.

The project is a result of a partnership between Porterbrook, provider of rail leasing and asset management support, and the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE).

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