Siemens and Deutsche Bahn have tested the first hydrogen train and mobile refuelling station.
Siemens CEO Dr. Roland Busch and Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn – together with Hartmut Höppner, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) – took the first ride in the Mireo Plus H hydrogen train, in what is described as a milestone for the ‘H2goesrail’ project, which was launched in November 2020.
A demonstration mobile refuelling event was held at the Siemens Test and Validation Centre in Wegberg-Wildenrath, North Rhine-Westphalia. In future, hydrogen will replace diesel-fuelled trains.
Busch said the Mireo Plus H train emits nothing but water, can travel up to 160kmh and offers a range of around 800-1,000km. Over a 30-year service lifetime, a single train will save up to 45,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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