World’s first ‘hydrail’ to begin testing in Germany by the end of the year

Signal of change / World’s first ‘hydrail’ to begin testing in Germany by the end of the year

By Courtnee O'Neill / 05 Jan 2017

The world’s first zero-emission regional rail train is set to make an entrance by the end of this year in Germany. The rail runs on hydrogen fuel and emits only steam into the atmosphere as it hits highs of 87mph. The train is able to cover nearly 500 miles a day and creates almost zero sound.

So what?

According to German Newspaper Die Welt, the hydrogen that will be used to power the train will be provided by chemical plants, where the hydrogen is a by-product that would otherwise go to waste.

It will be interesting to track the developments of this rail line and its potential to transform Germany's transport network in to a more environmentally friendly system.

Sources

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/worlds-first-zero-emission-trai...

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