Caltrain 2.0 – Hydrogen Fuel Cell EMUs – Mike Forster – v3.2

Caltrain 2.0 – Hydrogen Fuel Cell EMUs – Mike Forster – v3.2

This study makes a compelling case:

1) for independently-powered fuel cell electric multiple unit (EMU) trainsets rather than EMUs tethered to a catenary overhead contact system (OCS);

2) that independently-powered fuel cell electric multiple unit (EMU) trainsets would save $1.8B (billion) compared to a catenary OCS from San Francisco through San Jose to Gilroy and across the Dumbarton Corridor; and

3) that someday, the hydrogen for the fuel cells could be generated trackside from seawater from the San Francisco Bay.

Mike Forster, July 23, 2017

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