Hydrogen trains

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  • Hydrogen trains are equipped with fuel cells that produce electricity by combining hydrogen with oxygen.
  • This conversion process only emits steam and water, thus producing zero emissions.
  • Excess energy produced is stored in ion-lithium batteries on board train.
  • These trains also make very little noise. Moreover, hydrogen fuel cells have advantages over batteries.
  • Instead of recharging, they can easily be refueled like gas or diesel engine.
  • It is also easier to build refueling infrastructure for these trains at railway stations.
  • These trains can run for around 1,000 km on a single tank of hydrogen, similar to the range of diesel trains.
  • These trains offer attractive prospect to many cities scrambling to combat air pollution.
  • The only disadvantage these hydrogen trains is that they are more expensive than fossil fuel-based trains.