Hydrail in the News

Oct 15, 2017 | The Bent of Tau Beta Pi
The cover of the Fall 2017 issue of The Bent of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society magazine features a photo of Alstom's Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell train and a cut line that reads "Hydrail Fever!" The Mooresville Hydrail Initiative (MHI) is profoundly grateful to the article's author, Dr. Arielle Emmett, who interviewed the MHI's founders as well as presenters from several International Hydrail Conferences to write this historic documentation. It's thorough and a good read available at http://www.tbp.org/pubs/Features/F17Emmett.pdf.
Sep 15, 2017 | Urban Toronto
Today, September 15, Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for what it calls "Bi-Level Electric Multiple Unit Concept Design Services". In a press release, the Ontario Government describes the purpose of the RFP by stating the following: "As part of planning the electrification, Ontario is undertaking a feasibility study on the use of hydrogen fuel cells...http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/09/metrolinx-releases-rfp-study-hydrogen-powered-go-trains
Sep 15, 2017 | Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Ontario is electrifying the GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for Hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires.Through the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program, Ontario will deliver.... Request for Proposals - Concept Design: https://www.metrolinx.merx.com/public/solicitations/529318324/abstract
Jun 19, 2017 | Toronto Star
The provincial government has decided to pursue potentially groundbreaking clean train technology as part of its plans to electrify the GO Transit network, the Star has learned.
Apr 19, 2017 | CNN tech
Imagine a nearly silent train that glides along its tracks emitting nothing more toxic than water.That train is a reality.In March, Germany conducted successful tests of the world's first "Hydrail" -- a hydrogen powered, zero-emission train.
Oct 26, 2016 | finazen.net
Zunächst fahren zwei Prototypen vor allem auf den Strecken von Bremerhaven nach Buxtehude und Cuxhaven. Bis 2020 sollen dort 14 Züge im Einsatz sein, wie Niedersachsens Verkehrsminister Olaf Lies (SPD) mitteilte. Der französische Hersteller Alstom präsentiert den neuen Antrieb auf der Bahntechnikmesse Innotrans, die am Dienstag in Berlin eröffnet wurde.
Oct 26, 2016 | WeltN24 GmbH
20.09.2016 (German)Schienentechnikhersteller Alstom baut den ersten Zug in Serienfertigung, der per Brennstoffzelle angetrieben wird.Ab Dezember 2017 soll er auf der Strecke Buxtehude–Bremervörde–Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven in Betrieb gehen.Der iLint hat einen Wasserstofftank und eine Brennstoffzelle, die Wasserstoff in elektrische Energie umwandelt.
Aug 17, 2016 | Railway Gazette
LATVIA: A memorandum of understanding for the production of a hydrogen fuel cell powered locomotive using components from an outdated ČME3 diesel shunting locomotive was signed on August 11 by representives from national railway LDz, Czech locomotive manufacturer CZ Loko and Canadian fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems.http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/ldz-and-cz-loko-to-produce-fuel-cell-locomotive.html
Jul 20, 2016 | NOW - GmbH
Berlin 1. July 2016 – Around 50 percent of the German rail network is not electrified. This makes the deployment of electric railcars using hydrogen-run fuel cells an interesting and promising potential alternative. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministeriums für Verkehr und Digitale Infrastruktur) and coordinated by the National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW), a consortium comprising Ernst & Young GmbH, Ludwig-Bölkow Systemtechnik GmbH, IFOK GmbH, SIGNON Deutschland GmbH, TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH, law firm Becker Büttner Held and further partners examined the deployment of fuel cell railcars in Germany.
Jun 21, 2016 | Railway Technology
After years of speculation about the merits of hydrogen for rail transportation, the German state of Schleswig-Holstein announced plans to electrify its entire railway network using hydrail fuel cell equipment by 2025. Those behind the project believe this will mark a major step in popularising the environmentally friendly technology.