Whistle blows in Germany for world’s first hydrogen train fleet

From Wednesday, only hydrogen-powered trains will run on a German regional line in ‘world first’

Germany on Wednesday will inaugurate a railway line powered entirely by hydrogen, a “world first” and a major step forward for green train transport despite nagging supply challenges.

A fleet of 14 trains provided by French industrial giant Alstom to the German state Lower Saxony will replace the diesel locomotives on the 100 kilometers (60 miles) of track connecting the cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude near Hamburg.
“Whatever the time of day, passengers will travel on this route thanks to hydrogen”, Stefan Schrank, project manager at …
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