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Siemens Mobility delivers latest generation hydrogen train for Bavaria

Siemens Mobility delivers latest generation hydrogen train for Bavaria
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17 / 03 / 2022

Siemens Mobility in the presence of Bavaria's Economic Affairs Minister Hubert Aiwanger and Bavaria's Transport Minister Christian Bernreiter has entered into an agreement with the Bavarian regional passenger operator Bayerischen Regiobahn (BRB) to lease a prototype hydrogen fuel cell train.

The two-car hydrogen-powered trainset of the latest generation will be presented to the public in the spring of 2022. The train will be tested on the Augsburg-Füssen route, among others, beginning in mid-2023. Pilot operations in the rail network of Bayerische Regiobahn (BRB) are initially planned for 30 months. The train is expected to officially enter passenger service as of January 2024.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock, Siemens Mobility: “Our Mireo Plus H is the latest-generation hydrogen-powered train. It features high driving power, excellent acceleration capability and a large operating range. This will make rail transport faster, more efficient, eco-friendlier, and more comfortable. The hydrogen-powered drive is an emission-free, advanced form of propulsion for trains that decarbonizes rail transport and makes a substantial contribution toward reaching our climate goals.”

The hydrogen-powered train is being developed on the basis of the Mireo Plus platform from Siemens Mobility. The main component of the hydrogen traction drive are roof-mounted fuel cells. The system includes the latest generation of underfloor batteries supplied by the battery specialist Saft. The hydrogen-powered train adapts the successful Mireo regional train platform that is available as a battery-powered version as well as with a conventional electric drive.


Source: Siemens Mobility press releases