Hydrogen-Powered Trains: Alternative to High Carbon Emission

Public transportation: key in lessening individual carbon footprints. But what if there was a way to reduce carbon emission even less?

Like many other cities, Ottawa public transit will soon have a large train circuit, called the Light Rail Transit (LRT). Various other cities have these transit systems to be modelled after, including Toronto.


The provincial government has released a statement claiming that they are looking into less environmentally harmful fuel methods for Toronto’s GO trains. This comes from GO Transit’s desire to switch to being a transit system run on completely on clean energy. Though the plans are to mainly run on electricity, a study to determine whether hydrogen-powered trains will be more effective than electricity will be undertaken. The technology of hydrogen fuelshells have reached advanced testing in Europe, with high hopes for it.

Is Ottawa be next to consider hydrogen-powered transit systems?

To read more, please visit this link: https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/06/15/ontario-looks-at-hydrogen-powered-trains-for-go-transit.html

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