Hydrail in the News

May 16, 2018 | Railway Gazette
AUSTRIA: Zillertalbahn operator ZVB announced on May 15 that it had selected Stadler to supply five hydrogen fuelled multiple-units for its 760 mm gauge line.A prototype is expected to be ready for trials in 2020, with the remaining four trainsets expected to be delivered in 2022....
May 14, 2018 | The Telegraph
French train manufacturer Alstom is set to become the first company to bring hydrogen trains to the UK with its plans to convert an existing fleet.The company said the move was the "first substantive industry response" to calls by the Government for the removal of all diesel rolling stock by 2040.Alstom will convert a fleet of Class 321 electric trains by fitting hydrogen tanks and fuel cells to power them...
May 14, 2018 | Alstom Press Release
Alstom today confirms plans to bring its world leading hydrogen technology to trains in the UK. This is the first substantive industry response to the Government's challenge to remove diesel rolling stock by 2040. The company is working with Eversholt Rail ‎on plans to convert Class 321 electric trains to hydrogen operation, fitting hydrogen tanks and fuel cells to upcycle trains that are some of the best proven on the network into Britain’s most advanced rolling stock....
Apr 13, 2018 | Railcolor News
Today Alstom Coradia iLint no. 654 102/602 was on tour in the German state of Hessen. The hydrogen powered train made a promotional run from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt-Höchst.With this trip, Alstom is put its Coradia iLint into the spotlight. It is one of the possible options for the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbundes (RMV) – that has released a tender for new trains with new technology that will replace diesel trains currently used on various non-electrified lines in the Taunus area. Read more at http://railcolornews.com/2018/04/13/de-alstom-promoting-its-hydrogen-ilint-in-hessen/
Mar 20, 2018 | Gas World
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) is teaming-up with Shift2Rail to launch a joint call for tender in view of conducting a study that will address the needed market analysis and assess the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen (H2) technologies for the rail sector.
Mar 20, 2018 | Railway Gazette
EUROPE: Recognising growing interest around the world in the use of fuel cells and hydrogen as an alternative to railway electrification, the Shift2Rail joint undertaking announced on March 19 that it had decided to commission research into the technology.Noting that ‘electrifying the transport system is a major priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe’, and that ‘the railway has been a pioneer in this area with a large majority of its traffic running on electrified lines’, Shift2Rail says further efforts are needed, ‘in particular where other electrification alternatives have proven unfeasible to reach the environmental and zero-emission objectives for rail operations’.Shift2Rail teamed up with the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen 2 joint undertaking to host a joint Hydrogen Train workshop in May 2017...
Mar 7, 2018 | Greentech Media
The U.K.’s rail sector is working to fast-track hydrogen-powered trains after policymakers lent their support to the idea in recent weeks.Reports last month said the U.K. Rail Safety and Standards Board, working with train maker Alstom, is hoping to start a hydrogen-powered train pilot by 2019 or early 2020.
Mar 5, 2018 | electrive.com
Siemens, Ballard Power Systems, and RWTH Aachen University will receive 12 million euros in funding through the German government. The partners are to develop efficient fuel cells for Siemens Mireo trains and want to put them in service by 2021.It is a joint development project funded by the German Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Siemens and Canadian Ballard plan to come up with a fuel cell drive for the Siemens Mireo train platform...
Mar 1, 2018 | Global Railway Review
Ontario is exploring the potential of hydrail as an alternative to conventional trains; transforming the GO network into a rapid-transit system that will provide faster and more frequent services for passengers.Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation released the province’s Hydrogen Rail (Hydrail) Feasibility Study, which revealed the feasibility of building and operating an electrified rail service on GO Transit and the UP Express using hydrogen-powered trains. This would be at a cost comparable to conventional electrification using overhead wires.
Feb 26, 2018 | SRM University
Prof. D Narayana Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor, SRM University AP Amaravati and B Chandrasekhar, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer, Indian Railways' Integral Coach Factory, Chennai has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop fuel cell based train prototype.While ICF will manufacture this train, SRM will provide the energy storage systems such as fuel cells, batteries, super capacitors, DC/DC converters and control systems up to DC link...