Network Rail will showcase the HydroFLEX hydrogen train at COP26
Network Rail will showcase the HydroFLEX hydrogen train at COP26. In partnership with Porterbrook, Network Rail has announced plans to showcase one of Britain’s finest low-carbon trains at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
The collaboration will showcase the pioneering HydroFLEX hydrogen-powered train, which was converted for the COP26 conference, giving invited guests the opportunity to watch the train, informs Railway Supply magazine citing Global Railway Review.
In 2020, Network Rail became the first rail company in the world to commit to cutting carbon emissions for the most ambitious science-based targets.
A key part of the strategy to achieve these goals is the decarbonization of traction energy through the use of alternative fuels, in particular, the further electrification of railway lines and the introduction of hydrogen and battery trains.
It is envisioned that HydroFLEX can also be used to transport visitors. On the first hydrogen train in Scotland. Network Rail is also in the early stages of planning a similar event with Vivarail to unveil a working battery train at COP26.