G-volution to Demo Dual-Fuel Multiple Unit (DFMU) Train in UK

| UK | Source: Grand Central

Grand Central Adelante DMUG-volution Ltd have been involved in dual-fuel technology for the truck sector in the UK for the past 8 years. Now it is applying that expertise to the rail sector. Together with open-access passenger operator Grand Central, G-volution will showcase a Dual Fuel Multiple Unit (DFMU) for the first time on the GB rail network towards the end of 2019. Read more »

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains to Start in Frankfurt in 2022

| France: Saint-Ouen and Germany: Höchst | Source: Alstom and Industriepark Höchst

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterRMV, the public transport network of the Frankfurt metropolitan area in Germany, through its subsidiary fahma (Vehicle Management Region Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH) recently issued a tender throughout Europe for 27 fuel cell trains. The tender has been awarded to French engineering company Alstom, manufacturer of hydrogen-fuelled trains. Read more »

Latvian Dual-Fuel Locomotive Project Stimulates French Inspection

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGAS

DiGAS dual fuel for railLate last month, GRDF –one of the largest natural gas distributors in the European Union– visited Riga, Latvia’s capital city, together with representatives of the French city of Lille, to familiarize themselves with the dual-fuel gas operation of a converted diesel locomotive. The Latvian project is the work of National railway LDz (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) and Riga-based DiGAS. Read more »

Italy’s Tourism Rail Migrating to Methane

| Italy: Rome | Source: Snam

FS Italiene trainFerrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA (FS Italiane), Snam and Hitachi Rail Italy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to convert part of the current FS Italiane train fleet from diesel to methane. The decision contributes to sustainable mobility developments in Italy and will enhance enjoyment of the country’s green tourism sector. Read more »

CoreLNGas Reports on LNG Locomotive at Port of Tarragona

| Spain: Tarragona | Source: Port of Tarragona

Adif 310 locomotiveThe Port of Tarragona, as a member of the CORE LNGas hive project, has developed the LNG-fuelled port Locomotive project that paves the way for the introduction of LNG as a more sustainable alternative to current diesel technology. CORE LNGas hive aims at supporting the deployment of LNG infrastructure for Spain’s maritime transport and port operations. Read more »

Enagás-coordinated LNGHIVE2 Project Receives EC Funding

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Enagás
Huelva LNG regasification plant

Huelva LNG regasification plant

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for maritime and rail transport will receive a boost in Spain thanks to funding approved by the European Commission ‘Connecting Europe Facility’ (CEF). LNGHIVE2: Infrastructure and Logistics Solutions is a project coordinated by Enagás, developer and operator of gas infrastructure. Read more »

Alstom’s Hydrogen Trains Commence Passenger Service in Germany

| Germany: Bremervörde | Source: Alstom

Coradia_ilint_r._frampe-alstom_toyota_salzgitterSaint-Ouen-based Alstom, one of Europe’s largest railway manufacturers which has a focus on sustainable mobility, has celebrated the arrival of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train entering into service in Germany. The world premiere, in Bremervörde, in Lower Saxony, took place in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Transport of Lower Saxony, the Federal Ministry of Transport and the transport authorities of LNVG and EVB. Read more »

Indian Railways Expands Natural Gas Applications

| India: New Delhi

India Ministry Railways and GAIL sign MoUIndian Railways and GAIL (India) Limited have together taken a significant step towards expanding usage of natural gas as an environment-friendly fuel across all Indian Railways applications. The decision is complementary to the current determination by the Ministry of Railways to reduce use of diesel fuel and increase energy/fuel efficiency in its operation system, including conversions of Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) to natural gas. Read more »

Germany Approves Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train for Commercial Operation

| France: Saint-Ouen

Alstom's Coradia iLintFrench multinational rail transport company Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany. On 11 July, Gerald Hörster, President of EBA, presented Alstom with the certificate of homologation at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Berlin. Read more »

Sinara to Supply 24 LNG-Powered Locomotives to Gazprom

| Russia
STM Shunting Locomotive

STM Shunting Locomotive

Gazprom and Sinara-Transport Machines (STM) have entered into a contract whereby Gazpromtrans (a subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom) will acquire 24 shunting locomotives powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The contract was signed by Vyacheslav Tyurin, Director General of Gazpromtrans, and Viktor Lesh, Director General of Sinara-Transport Machines and STM Trading House, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018.  Read more »