UK hydrogen train industry receives major investment

A bold plan to fast-track the hydrogen train industry in the UK has been unveiled today with a further £1m investment from British rolling stock company Eversholt Rail and Alstom.

Taking the Breeze hydrogen train plan to the next level, this major investment will create an entirely new class of train, the first-ever 600 series, and means the Breeze will be ready for early deployment in the UK.

Breeze trains will be built at Alstom’s Widnes Transport Technology Centre, which is fast becoming the UK’s premier centre for train modernisation. Widnes will also become Alstom’s worldwide centre of excellence for hydrogen conversion when this project is in series production.

When powered by green hydrogen, these trains offer true zero emission mobility, not just zero emission at point of use. The only emission from a hydrogen train is water; it produces no harmful particulate or gaseous emissions.

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