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© Ricardo
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© Ricardo

Ofgem grants funding to project to trail hydrogen-powered trains in Scotland

Scotland’s railways lines could soon welcome hydrogen-powered trains, after a pilot project received funding from the UK energy watchdog, Ofgem’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).

Ricardo revealed on Monday (August 1), in partnership with Scottish Power, Network Rail Scotland, and the University of Leeds, the joint Holistic Hydrogen Approach to Heavy Duty Transport (H2H) project aims to be a catalyst for the removal of all UK diesel trains from the network by 2040.

Having been granted ‘Alpha Project’ funding from Ofgem’s SIF, the project plans to pilot the use of green hydrogen to test prototype hydrogen-electric trains, with the eventual aim to replace diesel trains on rural routes in Scotland by 2035.

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