The introduction of hydrogen-powered trains moved a step closer yesterday with plans for a safety strategy to allow them to operate on the mainline network. The Rail Safety and Standards Board industry body said that it had appointed consultants to create a “route map” designed to smooth the way for hydrogen trains in the next few years. Arup has been appointed to assess the operational hazards associated with running the trains as well as recommending a series of safety rules. Countries such as Germany have already introduced hydrogen trains as a green alternative to diesel power, but the technology is believed to be up to a year away from running in Britain. Two companies are developing the trains for the British market.
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