BREMERVORDE, GERMANY (Metro Rail News): With the coming of the hydrogen fuel-based trains, the travel is going to be cheaper, convenient and more eco friendly. Germany’s model can be applied to the developing nations to cut carbon emissions.
Germany is set to have the “world’s first” hydrogen station for passenger trains. The foundation stone started with a groundbreaking ceremony held in Bremervörde, Germany on Tuesday. The construction works will start in September which follows a successful 18-month trial of the world’s first two hydrogen trains in the region. Linde will build and operate the station on behalf of the Lower Saxony Regional Transport Company (LNVG).
The station is expected to get operational by early 2022 and it will be able to fuel 14 of Alstom’s hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint’s, which will be supplied to the regional rail traffic provider LNVG, and will use the network of regional railway company EVB, as per media reports. The station having a capacity of around 1,600kg of hydrogen per day will be one of the largest made under a nameplate.
The German transportation system is the start of a fuel system which will become need of the hour in the near future across the globe as it will be less polluting and best in terms of protecting environment. Alstom will be playing a crucial role in its development, sources said.
The trains will be less noisy and more eco friendly which will further attract passengers. Germany’s model can help the Asian countries to plan likewise.