Tag: Trains

May 5, 2021 - 01:47 pm

Fraunhofer IFAM is developing hydrogen trains

Fraunhofer IFAM is working with partners on a new approach to increasing the range and comfort of fuel cell-powered trains. The central idea here is to effectively utilise the fuel cell waste heat for temperature control of the vehicle interior.

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Apr 16, 2021 - 01:19 pm

ABB equips electric trains by Stadler in Germany

ABB has become the partner of choice for Stadler Germany, a train maker currently working to deliver battery-electric trains for regional and underground trains in Schleswig Holstein and Berlin. ABB will deliver traction converters and battery system to recharge electric locomotives running through the coastal state and on the underground in the German capital.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 04:26 pm

Hydrogen fuel cell rail project takes off in Europe

The EU project FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications) with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal is developing and testing a new zero-emission train prototype. Key to the idea is a combination of electricity from overhead wires with a fuel cell power pack.

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Mar 17, 2021 - 03:27 pm

Ballard FC modules in Canadian Pacific locomotives

Ballard Power Systems announced that Canadian Pacific would employ Ballard fuel cell modules for its Hydrogen Locomotive Program. The HLP aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul freight locomotive by retrofitting a diesel locomotive with fuel cells.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 06:50 pm

Bombardier converts five trains to zero-emission

Bombardier will convert five of its diesel-hybrid trains to purely electric operation through a combined battery and overhead line operation by 2023. Bombardier was recently acquired by the Alstom group and supplied the hybrid trains it will also now convert for the French railway company SNCF.

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Jan 16, 2021 - 07:36 pm

Germany tasks TÜV with finding standards for H2 trains

TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic has been commissioned to develop a standard for hydrogen applications in rail vehicles. Until now, authorities have had to rely on technical regulations and standards from the automotive industry for conformity assessments.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 11:09 am

Cummins to build fuel cell system plant in Germany

The US company Cummins has announced the opening of a new plant in the German city of Herten, which will initially focus on the assembly of fuel cell systems for Alstom hydrogen trains. The plant is scheduled to start operations in July 2021.

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May 11, 2020 - 08:12 pm

ABB to supply electric train tech to Stadler

ABB has received orders worth more than $180 million (about €166M) from rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and battery technology for more than 160 trains and locomotives in Europe and North America.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 01:55 pm

Siemens to deliver 20 battery-electric trains

The Baden-Württemberg State Railway Authority (SFBW) has ordered 20 Mireo Plus B battery-electric trains from Siemens Mobility. The trains, which will be used around Ortenau, are scheduled for delivery by December 2023.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 02:30 pm

11 Alstom battery-electric trains for Germany

In Germany, on behalf of two transit agencies, Alstom will manufacture, supply and maintain eleven Coradia Continental battery-electric trains for regional transport on the Leipzig-Chemnitz line by 2032. The order volume is worth around 100 million euros.

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Jan 24, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Toshiba to build hybrid trains for DB Cargo

DB Cargo is procuring 50 hybrid locomotives from Japan’s Toshiba to replace existing diesel locomotives. In addition, Deutsche Bahn’s freight unit is leasing another 50 of Toshiba’s hybrid locomotives.

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Jun 24, 2019 - 03:39 pm

First fuel cell train HydroFLEX begins testing in Britain

Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) announced that the UK’s first hydrogen train, aptly named HydroFLEX, is to undergo testing on the mainline railway following a successful proof-of-concept.

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Jun 21, 2019 - 11:59 pm

Germany: 55 Stadler Flirt Akku to replace diesel trains

In North Germany, the Schleswig-Holstein public transport association has commissioned the Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler to supply 55 battery-electric trains. The Stadler Flirt Akku units will replace 55 diesel trains in the coastal German state from December 2022.

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May 28, 2019 - 04:51 pm

Ireland: Tender for electric trains incoming

Ireland is going for electric trains on a large scale. The Irish State Railway Iarnród Éireann just announced the launch of a tender for a total of up to 600 electrically driven wagons over the next ten years.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 06:25 pm

Techrules to take its turbine REx to the rails

Techrules has uncovered new uses for the turbine range extender it first applied to a hybrid hypercar. New cooperations with Chinese companies will see the TREV technology be used in transit trains, buses as well as electric vans.

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May 22, 2014 - 09:05 am

Mind the gap!

The French train operator SNCF has made a big faux-pas, quite literally. It ordered 2,000 new trains which are simply too wide for many stations in its network. Planning was done on the measurements of stations built in the last 30 years while most stations in France actually date back 50 years. What a very costly “malheur!”
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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/05/fraunhofer-ifam-is-developing-hydrogen-trains/
05.05.2021 13:32