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World's First-Ever Zero-Emission Trains That Only Emit Water, Could Be Coming To Canada

Riding the 'Hydrail' from coast to coast.
World's First-Ever Zero-Emission Trains That Only Emit Water, Could Be Coming To Canada

This morning, Germany announced the introduction of the first ever zero emissions passenger train.

What makes the Coradia iLint so special is the fact that it runs entirely on hydrogen, and the only thing that gets released into the atmosphere is steam.

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They call it the Hydrail (Hail Hydrail), is it almost completely silent, it's able to travel a distance of up to 500 miles a day and it can reach speeds of up 87 mph.

14 trains have already been ordered in Germany and other countries are expressing interest including Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.

But what about Canada?

We're really hoping that this train makes its way over to our country. We do have a ludicrous amount of trains and railways here after all, so upgrading our trains to be emission-free could be amazing for the county as a whole.

As it turns out, the company that builds these trains is called Asltom and here are 2 potential reasons why this train could eventually come to Canada.

First of all, the company already produces trains that are currently circulating around the country, so we've already established a business relationship with them.

And second, the company actually built a new factory right here in Quebec in the town of Sorel Tracy back in 2012, so not only do they already sell trains to Canada, they produce goods here as well.

It's only a matter of time before they try to pitch us some Hydrails.

Of course, for now this is still just wishful thinking, but considering Quebec is also in the midst of building a new network of rail lines, and older trains are constantly in need of upgrades, it's not so far fetched to think that these trains could make their way to Canada in the near future.

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