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Could the Okanagan's transit future be hydrogen powered rail?

Hydrail is powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology which emits only water

The Coradia iLint trains are the world's first and only hydrogen fuel cell powered passenger trains. (Rene Frampe/)

A German engineer is in the Okanagan this week to speak at the Kelowna Innovation Centre about a new form of transportation called hydrail and whether it's a fit for the Okanagan.

Hydrail is similar to LRT, but instead of being powered by overhead electric cables or charged tracks, the technology uses hydrogen fuel cells to produce its propulsion. The exhaust of a hydra rail train is water. It's just steam.

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