Hydrogen powered trains to be used in Berlin-Brandenburg region


A Mireo Plus H train photographed in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on May 5, 2022. According to Siemens Mobility, the train can hit a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour, or around 99 mph.

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Siemens Mobility is to build several hydrogen-powered trains for a network in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region of Germany, in the latest example of how hydrogen-based technology is being used in rail transport.

In a statement Monday, Siemens Mobility said it had been commissioned by rail operator Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn to provide seven of its Mireo Plus H trains. The two-carriage vehicles will use fuel cells and lithium ion batteries, and…


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