Scotland’s hydrogen train project progresses

Scotland’s greener railway ambitions are powering ahead with its hydrogen-powered train set to be the centrepiece of the upcoming global COP 26 conference.

The zero emission train project, led by Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland, will be carried out by converting a retired ScotRail Class 314 train to run on hydrogen fuel.

Linda Hanna, Scottish Enterprise Managing Director of Economic Development, said, “This is a hugely exciting project for the rail industry in Scotland and for our SME community.”

“A key objective of the project is to provide the rail supply chain with the opportunity to develop their skills and advance their knowledge of the application of hydrogen fuel cell technology on passenger rolling stock, including hydrogen supply and refuelling infrastructure.”

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