Moving with the times - hydrogen trains
The rail industry itself it not hugely responsible for the issues with air quality, however it does contribute. In a recent survey, researchers evaluated air quality in London Paddington station over a period of five days and each time found it to be in breach of European limits regarding nitrogen dioxide (NO2) for outdoor air quality. A full electric fleet would eliminate the local air quality issues but this is not feasible, so why not look at hydrogen instead?
About the speaker
In his strategic role at Alstom, Mike is responsible for leading and overseeing the innovation, business development and sales activities in the UK and Ireland. Mike has worked in the rail industry since 1989 starting his career designing trains for the UK, Europe and Asia. He moved into project roles running a number of rolling stock and signalling projects for Alstom in London before becoming Tenders Director for Alstom UK&I in 2010. Early in 2017 he took on his current role, with the specific remit to promote and apply Alstom’s hydrogen train technology in the UK market.