26 Feb '18, 9am

Ontario taking next steps in testing #H2 train technology; feasibility study; concepts from Siemens, Alstom

Ontario taking next steps in testing #H2 train technology; feasibility study; concepts from Siemens, Alstom

Hydrail system structure. Click to enlarge. Ontario is engaging with train manufacturers Alstom and Siemens to produce concept designs that incorporate hydrogen fuel cells into bi-level trains similar to those currently used by GO Transit. In addition, the province is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for designs for a hydrogen fuel cell-powered locomotive, which could lead to a prototype rail vehicle that would be tested on the GO rail network. Electrifying the GO rail network is part of the largest rail project in Canada as Ontario is investing $21.3 billion to transform GO from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. Weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2025, with more two-way, all-day and 15-minute service for commuters and families across the region. Feasibility study. Metrolinx, an agen...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/02/20180226-ontario....

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