Hesse breaks ground on station for ‘world’s largest’ hydrogen train fleet

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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