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World's First Hydrogen-Powered Train Rolls Out in Germany

Tech | Associated Press | September 20, 2018, 9:53 am
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 Germany has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. (Image: AP)

Germany has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. (Image: AP)

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 Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre (62-mile) route between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany — a stretch normally plied by diesel trains. (Image: AP)

Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre (62-mile) route between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany — a stretch normally plied by diesel trains. (Image: AP)

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 The first hydrogen-powered train, by French train maker Alstom, arrives at the station in Bremervoerde, Germany, as it enters service on September 16, 2018. (Image: AFP)

The first hydrogen-powered train, by French train maker Alstom, arrives at the station in Bremervoerde, Germany, as it enters service on September 16, 2018. (Image: AFP)

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 CEO of French train maker Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, stands next to the driver during the first run of Alstom's hydrogen-powered train in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

CEO of French train maker Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, stands next to the driver during the first run of Alstom's hydrogen-powered train in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 A hydrogen-powered train, by French train maker Alstom, drives near Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

A hydrogen-powered train, by French train maker Alstom, drives near Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 The Minister of transportation of the German state of Lower Saxony, Bernd Althusmann waits for the arrival of the first hydrogen-powered train by French train maker Alstom at the train station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

The Minister of transportation of the German state of Lower Saxony, Bernd Althusmann waits for the arrival of the first hydrogen-powered train by French train maker Alstom at the train station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 The first hydrogen-powered train arrives at the station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

The first hydrogen-powered train arrives at the station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 An employee of French train maker Alstom, waves from a window upon the arrival of Alstom's first hydrogen-powered train at the train station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

An employee of French train maker Alstom, waves from a window upon the arrival of Alstom's first hydrogen-powered train at the train station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 The first hydrogen-powered train arrives at the station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

The first hydrogen-powered train arrives at the station in Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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 A driver steers the first hydrogen-powered train during its first run on September 16, 2018 near Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

A driver steers the first hydrogen-powered train during its first run on September 16, 2018 near Bremervoerde, Germany. (Image: AFP)

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