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World’s First Zero Emissions Train

Trains September 26, 2016

World's First Zero Emissions Train

Yes, zero emissions. This is a new train just finished in Germany. It’s a hydrogen train, or “hydrail,” and is the first passenger train powered completely by hydrogen.

The company that built it is called Alstom, and they’re French.

“Coradia iLint is a new CO2-emission-free regional train and alternative to diesel power. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, its only emission being steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise,” according to the company.

The zero emissions hydrogen train will be put into service on Germany’s Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Lower Saxony by December 2017.

Top speed: 87 miles per hour (140 km/h).

It will also be much quieter than diesel trains. Passengers will only be able to hear the rush of wind and the sound of the wheels in motion.

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