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Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail’s hydrogen train could be introduced by 2022 Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. The train, codenamed ‘Breeze’, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains, reengineering some of the UK’s most reliable rolling stock, …

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Ballard receives order from Porterbrook for fuel cell module to power UK HydroFLEX train

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Ballard’s fuel cell will go towards a UK initiative to remove diesel-only trains by 2040 Ballard Power Systems has received a purchase order from Porterbrook Leasing Company, a leading participant in the rail leasing market, for an FCveloCity-HD fuel cell module and related support to power a HydroFLEX train in …

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Alstom launches the production of on-board transformers in Kazakhstan

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Alstom aims to produce 300 transformers per year in Kazakhstan Alstom has launched production of on-board transformers for the electric locomotives in the EKZ joint venture in Astana, Kazakhstan. Starting the production of on-board transformers EKZ became a significant manufacturer for such components for Alstom globally. The production capacity is …

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Alstom’s hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony

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A full tank provides Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell trains with a 1,000-km range Alstom has premiered the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train. The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to …

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Bombardier Transportation presents new battery-operated train

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Bombardier’s new battery train is the first like it to operate in Europe for 60 years Emission-free, energy-efficient and low-noise – the new battery-operated train from Bombardier Transportation, which has been introduced to the public for the first time, scores with these features. A group maiden voyage with the Bombardier …

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“Trackless electric train” tested in China

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China’s CRRC promises an electric train without tracks, but range and charging times may need improvement Electric trams and trains are a favourite of efficient transport planners, but cities do not always have the infrastructure, space or budget to create new systems. One solution proposed by China’s CRRC Corp. is …

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Alstom unveils fuel cell-powered Coradia iLint

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Next generation of Alstom’s Coradia train could help to decarbonise routes without electrification Late September saw French engineering firm Alstom unveil a zero-emission train at trade fair InnoTrans. The Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train aimed at replacing diesel trains, and one of the first passenger trains to be powered …

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