On December 28th, the world’s first hydrogen-powered urban train with independent intellectual property rights, developed jointly by CRRC Changchun and Chengdu Railway Group, rolled off the assembly line at the Chengdu CRRC Changchun production base in Xinjin, Chengdu.
The train, which incorporates key technologies from the “Fuxing” high-speed train, is composed of four trains with a maximum speed of 160 km/h and a built-in “hydrogen power” system that provides a strong and durable power source for the vehicle, allowing it to travel 600 kilometers on a single charge.
The train uses a combination of hydrogen fuel cells and super capacitors as an energy source, replacing the traditional overhead catenary power supply. The energy is produced through the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen in the fuel cell, producing only water as a byproduct and emitting no nitrogen or sulfur.
The train has a maximum passenger capacity of 1,502 and is equipped with intelligent driving features such as automatic wake-up, start and stop, and return to the depot. It also has a variety of intelligent monitoring systems and sensors, as well as 5G large-capacity train-to-ground communication for multi-network integration and big data analysis to evaluate the running status of the trains for improved safety.
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The development of this hydrogen-powered urban train marks a new direction for green and low-carbon urban transportation and will drive the growth and innovation of hydrogen energy-related industrial chains.