The Anonymous Widower

Romania Wants To Buy Hydrogen-Powered Trains

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on  Romania Insider.

This is the first paragraph.

Romania’s minister of transport announced that the National Relaunch and Resilience Plan (PNRR) includes the purchase of some 10-12 hydrogen-powered trains for the Bucharest-Pitesti route.

Note that Bucharest and Pitesti are about 120 kilometres apart.

Conclusion

It looks like an ideal route for hydrogen trains.

  • New hydrogen trains can probably take over from the current diesel trains with only a few modifications to the tracks and signalling.
  • A hydrogen refuelling station would need to be provided.
  • The route is not overly long.
  • The train manufacturer could be delivering a standard fully-financed package of trains, hydrogen refuelling system and training.

As it is effectively, a replacement of one self-powered train with another, from the time order to in service could be a fairly short time of a couple of years or so.

 

May 17, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport | ,

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