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Regional hydrogen trains on Czech railways

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region Central Bohemian Region
Title of the ProgrammeResearch
Title of the ProjectRegional hydrogen trains on Czech railways
Project Website

Number of the ProjectTO01000324
Project Promoter

ÚJV Řež, a. s.

Project Partner from Donor State


Czech Partner

Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s.
Česká vodíková technologická platforma
Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze



Estimated project duration: 1/2021 – 4/2024

Total Eligible Costs

620 623 EUR


540 993 EUR

Project description:

The objective of this project is to analyze the Czech railways and locate areas where hydrogen train technology would be a preferred technical, economic and environmental solution compared with other train technologies.

This study will examine and collect initial data especially from the non-electrified railways where diesel train are operated. Through the methodology and software developed by SINTEF, the analysis will generate techno-economic analyses and make a comparison ranking of train technologies solution between diesel, battery, hydrogen and hybrid trains. The results will allow to identify preferred areas with a beneficial techno, economic and environmental outcome by deploying low-emission trains for replacing future decommissioned diesel trains on non-electrified railway.