Hydrail in the News

Jun 7, 2019 | Hydrogen Fuel News
Twenty-seven (27) Alstom fuel cell trains have been ordered by fahma, an RMV subsidiary. The hydrogen-powered trains that have been ordered (the largest fleet in the world) are destined for railways throughout Europe. The total order value is around €500 million ($556 million).
Jun 5, 2019 | The Japan Times
East Japan Railway Co., or JR East, has announced a plan to test new electric-powered trains using hydrogen fuel cells from fiscal 2021.The railway operator will spend about ¥4 billion on the development of a two-car setup and test runs, aiming to commercialize such fuel cell trains by fiscal 2024.
Feb 7, 2019 | Gas World
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling for urgent action to introduce hydrogen trains in areas outside the electrified rail network in the UK.Investment in hydrogen trains is a vital part of the process to improve air quality but must not be seen as an easy replacement for electrification schemes, according to a new report released today (7th Feb) by the association.
Dec 11, 2018 | The Connexion
Hydrogen-powered trains will be tested on four lines in New Aquitaine, regional MP Michel Delpon has confirmed.The trains will operate on the Bordeaux-Soulac, Angoulême-Saintes-Royan, Bordeaux-Bergerac-Sarlat and Bordeaux-Périgueux-Limoges lines. The government expects the trains will be commercially operational by 2022.A total €45million earmarked for electifying the Bordeaux-Soulac line in Nouvelle Aquitaine will now be spent buying hydrogen trains, which emit only water when travelling.
Sep 17, 2018 | Daily Mail
- Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains have begun running on a 62-mile route- The locomotives were built by French firm Alstom who make the TGV bullet train- Hydrogen fuel cells create electricity by mixing hydrogen and oxygen together- A further 14 of the green transportation vehicles will go into service in 2021Germany has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel locomotives.Hydrogen fuel cells are more co-friendly technology, creating electricity to power a battery and motor by mixing hydrogen and oxygen.
Sep 17, 2018 | The Guardian
Germany has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom...
Jul 26, 2018 | Newswire Canada
Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting air quality and ensuring Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work and raise their families...
Jul 17, 2018 | Global Railway Review
Alstom's Coradia iLint, the world's first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany...
Jul 10, 2018 | International Railway Journal
POLISH coal mining company JSW and national rail freight operator PKP Cargo have agreed to cooperate to research, analyse and possibly produce new types of hydrogen-powered freight wagons and shunting locomotives.The two companies signed a letter of intent during the Impact'18 conference in Krakow in June covering joint innovative investment projects related to the commercial use of hydrogen fuel...
Jun 25, 2018 | Railway Gazette
UK: Proposals for the development of a 'world-leading' railway testing facility in Wales are to be set out by Welsh government Transport Secretary Ken Skates on June 25.The proposed test centre would have two electrified test ovals of 7·3 km and 3·1 km suitable for continuous running at up to 160 km/h, offering an alternative to the Siemens facility at Wildenrath in Germany and Velim in the Czech Republic. There would also be rolling stock and infrastructure storage, maintenance, servicing and decommissioning facilities.It is envisaged that the site could be used for the development of hydrogen and battery powered trains, as well as 'next generation' signalling technology....