Stadler hydrogen-powered train achieves world record following Colorado testing

Stadler’s FLIRT H2 has achieved a Guinness World Record for the longest distance of over 1,700 miles achieved by a pilot hydrogen-powered train without refuelling.

With testing taking place at a dedicated test ring in Colorado, the US, the world record journey began on March 20, 2024, and ran for over 46 hours, travelling 1,741.7 miles.

Once testing had almost been completed, Stadler invited the Guinness World Records adjudication team in order to prove the reliability and capability of its train.

The locomotive utilised a power pack containing fuel cells and hydrogen tanks, along with a battery to supply the vehicle drive at any time. H2 View understands Stadler’s propulsion system can allow the train to operate all day without refuelling.

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