Saturday, 17 February 2018

UK: Hydrogen-powered train expected in UK by 2020

Source: Railway - Technology, 13th February 2018, by JP Casey

JP Casey reported, "The UK Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is working with French railway company Alstom to pilot a hydrogen fuel cell-powered train in the UK by late 2019 or early 2020. RSSB chief executive Mark Phillips made the comments in response to a speech made by Transport Minister Jo Johnson, who said that he ‘would like to see us take all diesel-only trains off the track by 2040.’ Johnson also referred to the Alstom iLint, a train which runs in Germany and ‘only emits steam and condensed water, yet is capable of 140km/h and a range of up to 800km,’ according to Johnson. (...)"

Image: The iLint can transport 300 passengers over a range of 800 km.

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