Hydrail : Hydrogen Powered Trains

Light rail transit vehicles and regional express trains can move large numbers of people efficiently and often function as the backbone of urban transportation systems. That’s why governments around the world are prioritizing investments in expanding public transit infrastructure.

To make rail a zero-emission mode of transportation, commuter trains can be powered electrically, through direct contact with overhead, high-voltage lines.  However, building the infrastructure to support extensive overhead power lines can be very expensive, and can delay the development of electrified rail service.

Hydrail is an alternative approach to electrification that uses Hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity onboard a train. This provides the power for propulsion and other critical systems.

Learn more about Hydrail:

  1. International Association of Public Transport. Mobility in Cities Database Synthesis Report, 2015
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