Germany is currently testing the world’s first carbon dioxide emission-free train powered by hydrogen. The passenger trains—whose only emissions are steam and condensed water—were revealed last month at the Berlin InnoTrans trade show.
The Coradia iLint, created by French company Alstom, generate energy by combining hydrogen stored in tanks on the train with oxygen in the air. The energy is stored in lithium-ion batteries on board.
There are other benefits, too: The trains have lower noise levels than diesel-powered trains, as the only sound they make are from the wheels on the track and air resistance as they rush along at 140 kilometers per hour.
The train can travel up to 700 kilometers on a single hydrogen load and carry up to 300 passengers, making it the first of its kind to regularly operate long distances.
Alstom is testing the trains throughout the year with plans to begin carrying passengers in Germany in late 2017 or early 2018.
Alstom says the cost of its new trains will be similar to that of the diesel-powered ones, making it an attractive option for railway companies.
My husband, friends and I visited Parkway Bakery & Tavern on a recent trip to New Orleans. The restaurant is one of the most well-known for the city’s signature sandwich, the po’ boy. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so we arrived close to when it opened and braved the already-long line.
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A survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by American Hotel & Lodging Association found 44 percent of Americans are planning overnight vacation or leisure travel in 2020, with interest for road trips, family events and long weekends high. Of those expectant travelers, 68 percent say they are likely to stay in a hotel in 2020.
The Rwanda Development Board announced commercial flights will be welcomed back to the country starting Aug. 1.
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LOT Polish Airlines resumed its first international flights since the suspension of passenger flights in mid-March on July 1, with flights to Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Vilnius, Kyiv, Dubrovnik and Split. On July 2, flights to Vienna and Oslo began. From Warsaw’s Chopin Airport, flights to Toronto ramped up to seven times a week (from three) July 1; and to Seoul, up to five times a week, and to Tokyo, up to three times a week, from July 3.
As more destinations around the globe reopen to travelers, we are ready to get back to one of our favorite activities. Join us over the next several weeks as we take you to places around the world saying #WelcomeBacktoTravel. Take a visual journey through New Jersey’s beach towns with us.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.