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Talgo to develop the world’s first high-speed hydrogen train

25 January 2024
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The Talgo 250 push-pull train on the line
The Talgo 250 push-pull train on the line. Source: Daniel Wipf
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Spain: The manufacturer is leading a consortium of ten Spanish companies, including the infrastructure operator Adif, which will provide regulatory support, and the engineering company Golendus and energy company Repsol, which will supply hydrogen and build two refuelling stations.

The consortium will implement the Hympulso project to develop a prototype vehicle with automatic track-gauge change and a design speed of 250 km/h, based on the Talgo 250 push-pull train. The train is reported to be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells and batteries in one of the two end cars with diesel generators to enable operation on non-electrified sections. As a bi-mode vehicle, the new train will also use catenary supply when available.

The project received a €6.5 mln grant as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. Talgo is now testing its Travca locomotive, converted for hydrogen and catenary traction.

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