Deutsche Bahn and Siemens enter the Hydrogen Age

Sep 9, 2022

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility are driving forward the climate-friendly transition in transport and are testing the use of hydrogen for rail for the first time. The aim is to test a completely new overall system consisting of a newly developed train and a newly designed filling station.

Premiere: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility present new hydrogen train and hydrogen storage tank trailer

Premiere ride in the new hydrogen train: Dr. Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG, Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, and Hartmut Höppner, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), are taking their first ride in the Mireo Plus H hydrogen train today and will then demonstrate the train’s refueling procedure using the mobile hydrogen fueling station. The event will be held at the Siemens Test and Validation Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is planned to have hydrogen technology replace diesel-powered trainsets in regional transport in the future and make a significant contribution to phasing out diesel fuel. Hydrogen trains are a particularly climate-friendly drive technology since they operate emission-free with green hydrogen and emit only water vapor.

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