UK’s first operational hydrogen train unveiled


The UK’s first fully operating hydrogen (H2) train was unveiled by the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) last week.

Named ‘Hydrogen Hero’, the train has been completely designed and engineered in the UK and is currently a scaled-down version using technology that is ready to be brought to market with BCRRE industry partners in the coming months.

Transport currently accounts for around a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and the UK Government has committed to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80%, against 1990 levels, by 2050.

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