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© University of St Andrews
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© University of St Andrews

On-track: Progress from Scottish hydrogen-powered train project

A Scottish hydrogen-powered train project, led by the University of St Andrews has reportedly completed a testing phase successfully, keeping it on track to aid the decarbonisation of transport in Scotland.

In partnership with Transport Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Ballard Motive Solutions, Abbott Risk Consulting, ARUP, Aegis, and Angel Trains, the University has tested a 40-year-old Class 314 train, converted to hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.

Taking place at the Scottish Rail Preservation Society in Bo’ness, the locomotive was fuelled by green hydrogen produced from an on-site electrolyser, connected to a temporary refueller.

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