UK MP calls for investment in hydrogen rail

UK MP Derek Twigg has called on the government to invest in hydrogen rail.

Twigg made the comments during a virtual visit to Alstom’s Widnes site as the train manufacturer presented the decarbonisation challenge facing the rail sector and the role hydrogen rail can play in reducing transport emissions in the UK.

Alstom showcased its hydrogen train programme, in partnership with Eversholt Rail, to fast-track the hydrogen train industry in the UK with its hydrogen-powered train named Breeze – an entirely new class of train, the first-ever 600 series.

The virtual visit follows Alstom and Eversholt Rail’s recent announcement of a further investment of £1m to help Breeze be ready for early deployment in the UK to meet the government’s need to decarbonise the rail industry.

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