On board the UK's first hydrogen train
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Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?

Hydrogen-powered trains are said to be the greenest trains out there.

“Mini power stations on wheels”, is how a University of Birmingham researcher describes them, as they give off zero emissions and their only by-product is water.

Two hydrogen trains are already in service in Germany but that design is not compatible with the UK's rail network.

BBC's Tom Burridge went on a test run for the UK's version.

  • 20 Jun 2019
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