Bath looks to deploy hydrogen trams

Somerset’s largest city Bath is looking into the possibility of operating hydrogen-powered trams with no overhead wires as a zero emission transportation offering.

Bath Area Trams Association (BATA) announced last week that it is in detailed discussions with US transportation system manufacturer TIG/m and consultants TenBroeke Engineering for the project.

TIG/m has already installed such systems globally and has received positive feedback. For the Bath project, TIG/m would carry out the full turnkey design, install, build and then operate the system.

11 lines in the city have already been surveyed by BATA and a further study found that at least four of those lines would be viable for the hydrogen tram infrastructure.

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