State Secretary Jens Deutschendorf on Monday (26th Oct) gave the starting signal for construction to begin on the first hydrogen station for trains in Hesse, Germany.
The €500m project will fuel what German public transport operator Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) claims is the “world’s largest” fleet of hydrogen trains.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held with Deutschendorf, State Secretary of the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, RMV, Alstom and Infraserv Höchst to develop hydrogen infrastructure in the Rhine-Main region.
Expected to be operational from December 2022, it will be the second hydrogen station for trains worldwide, with the first currently under construction in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony.
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