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An environmentally friendly hydrogen powered passenger train connecting the Pattullo Bridge in Surrey to Chilliwack

The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train became fully operational in Germany this past November.

The trains, named Coradia iLint and manufactured by Alstom, cover up to 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) with one tank of hydrogen, and can reach a maximum speed of up to 140 kilometres per hour. Though the trains are pricier upfront compared to diesel engines, hydrogen fuel cells have many advantages over batteries.