The Anonymous Widower

Lifting The Barriers To Refueling

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Railway Age.

It is a good summing up of Alstom’s problems of getting hydrogen for the iLint in Germany.

This paragraph from the article is puzzling.

Alstom’s task now is to clear external hurdles out of the way. Sprotte explains this using the Bremervörde project as an example: “The location is geographically favorable, almost in the middle of the regional transport network. If they were allowed to, Alstom and Linde could jointly supply several surrounding communities with ready-made hydrogen, for example for municipal commercial vehicles. But they can’t, and that’s because public funding for the project was only granted on the express condition that the filling station be used exclusively for rail transport.” This was met with incomprehension by the partners involved.

The Bremervörde project is to provide hydrogen for the Cuxhaven route that I wrote about in My First Ride In An Alstom Coradia iLint.

It strikes me that a certain amount of bureaucracy, is stopping the full deployment of the trains.

But then the London Mayor has a hydrogen policy of ignore it and it might go away.

April 21, 2023 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , ,

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