‘World’s first’ hydrogen station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Bremervörde, Germany for the “world’s first” hydrogen station for passenger trains.

Construction is due to start in September and follows a successful 18-month trial of the world’s first two hydrogen trains in the region.

Linde will build and operate the station on behalf of the Lower Saxony Regional Transport Company (LNVG).

The station, expected to be operational in early 2022, will fuel 14 of Alstom’s hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint’s, which will be supplied to the regional rail traffic provider LNVG, and will use the network of regional railway company EVB.

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