New hydrogen-powered trains will replace diesel engines on remote rail lines to cut emissions in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. The new hydrogen trains – which are due to carry passengers from 2023 – will be deployed on lines such as in the Lake District, where diesel trains take tourists along the 10 mile route to Windermere station from Oxenholme, near Kendal. Another hydrogen train is planned between Shrewsbury and mid-Wales. The Government is due to release its national hydrogen strategy next month. One Whitehall source said that hydrogen-powered trains were a “low carbon alternative” to diesel because the lines were so difficult to electrify.
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