Talgo Plans to Introduce Hydrogen Train in 2023

Next year, the company will begin validation tests of the power plantThe company will begin validation tests of the power plant next year |  Mechanical engineeringphoto: talgo.com / Gudok.ru

On November 19, Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo announced a production and commissioning schedule for its own hydrogen train Vittal-One, due to be ready in 2023. This was reported in a press release from the company.

The first stage of validation tests of the hydrogen power plant is scheduled for 2021. This will be followed by a production phase that will last from 2021 to 2023.

The hydrogen system is created as a modular solution that can be installed on all types of trains and in the modernization of diesel locomotives. However, it is specifically designed for the Vittal suburban and regional service platform.

Talgo CEO José Maria Oriol said the introduction of hydrogen trains would improve transport links and have a positive impact on the environment. “This will allow us to make the most of Spain’s non-electrified railways while reducing our carbon footprint,” he said.

For the first time in the world, hydrogen trains Coradia iLint manufactured by the French engineering concern Alstom began to run on September 17, 2018 in Germany on a route between the cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremerförde and Buxtehude with a length of almost 100 km.(Gudok.ru)

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