Hydrail in the News

Nov 9, 2017 | Railway Gazette
GERMANY: 'Fuel cell technology has a good chance to prevail in Germany in the next 10 to 15 years, with diesel vehicles being more and more forced out of the market', said Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG when it signed a 30-year contract with Alstom and gas supplier Linde Group for the delivery, maintenance and fuelling of 14 Coradia iLint hydrogen-fuelled multiple-units.'The use of hydrogen for rail vehicles is a milestone in the application of fuel cells for emission-free transport', said Linde board member Bernd Eulitz at the ceremony in Wolfsburg on November 9.http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/hydrogen-could-replace-diesel-in-15-years-says-lnvg-as-fuel-cell-train-contract-signed.html
Oct 27, 2017 | Urban Toronto
Metrolinx is continuing to examine the potential of using hydrogen fuel cells to power GO and UP Express trains, its board of directors learned this week.Mark Ciavarro, the regional transit agency's vice-president for regional express rail implementation told the board that Metrolinx is proceeding with a feasibility study of how it could configure the hydrogen fuel-cell rail technology—or "hydrail", for short—to deliver the service levels it proposes for its regional express rail (RER) program.http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2017/10/metrolinx-continues-hydrogen-fuel-cell-study-power-trains
Oct 24, 2017 | Global Rail News
The global rail industry's major players are competing to establish an affordable and green alternative to diesel.Electric traction has been rolled out extensively but electrification can be very expensive – as the UK has learned – and a large part of Europe's network remains unelectrified.https://www.globalrailnews.com/2017/10/24/in-depth-what-you-need-to-know-about-alstoms-hydrogen-powered-coradia-ilint/
Oct 23, 2017 | Railway Gazette
GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has announced an order for Alstom to supply 14 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units, with options for 33 more.The initial batch of units is to be deployed on Weser-Elbe services between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude.http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/hydrogen-fuel-cell-multiple-units-ordered.html
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.