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Swiss Hydrogen Train Breaks World Distance Record

  • By The Swiss Times
  • 25 March 2024

Stadler’s innovative Swiss Hydrogen Train redefines sustainable travel, achieving a Guinness World Record with a 2803 km journey without refuelling.

Swiss Hydrogen Train Breaks World Distance Record
Keystone/MICHAEL PROBST

A hydrogen-powered train from the Swiss railroad company Stadler has secured a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The Flirt passenger train covered a distance of 2803 kilometers without refueling or recharging.

The world record journey took place on the evening of March 20, as Stadler announced on Monday.

The train covered the record distance in around 46 hours. According to the company, detailed records were kept before, during and after the record attempt in order to ensure accurate and transparent evidence. The record run was carried out at a test centre in the US state of Colorado.

The hydrogen-powered train from Stadler has 108 seats and additional standing room. The maximum speed is 130 kilometers per hour.

It is already the second entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the company from Bussnang TG. In December 2021, a battery-powered Flirt train set the world record for the longest journey with a train in battery mode with 224 kilometers in Germany.

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