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Deutsche Bahn and Siemens to conduct hydrogen train trials in Germany

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens to conduct hydrogen train trials in Germany

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility today (23rd Nov) said they will test a newly developed hydrogen train and filling station in Tübingen, Germany, as part of a new partnership.

Under the agreement, a new hydrogen-powered train will be built by Siemens Mobility. Based on its Mireo Plus regional train, the two-car train will be equipped with a newly develop hydrogen drive, making it as powerful as its electrical counterpart.

DB has said it will refit one of its maintenance shops to serve the hydrogen-powered train.

In addition to the train, DB will also develop a new hydrogen fuelling station for the project. DB said the station will be able to refuel the train in the same amount of time as it takes a diesel-powered train to refuel.

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