Hydrogen powered trains to run in the UK by 2022
Now this is a great bit of news for the environment! Taking a step towards cleaner and greener future, British railways are all set to welcome hydrogen-powered trains within the next three years.
French rail multinational Alstom and UK rolling stock operating company (ROSCO) Eversholt Rail Group recently unveiled the design for a new hydrogen fuel cell train for the UK market. These fuel cell trains – nicknamed ‘Breeze’ – will bring zero-emission hydrogen tech to parts of the UK that still run on diesel.
“Hydrogen train technology is an exciting innovation which has the potential to transform our railway, making journeys cleaner and greener by cutting CO2 emissions even further. We are working with industry to establish how hydrogen trains can play an important part in the future, delivering better services on rural and inter-urban routes,” said Andrew Jones MP, UK Rail Minister.