Development of business units
- On May 1, 2020, DB Arriva put 16 biogas buses into operation following a public tender in Northern Jutland (Denmark). The new buses are the result of DB Arriva’s dedication to deliver carbon-neutral public transport, while the region has announced an ambition to become fully carbon-neutral by the year 2030. Locally produced biogas is a major part in this strategy.
- The development of hydrogen as an alternative fuel continues apace. After its commercial success in Germany, the world’s first hydrogen-powered train has also been operated in the Netherlands in March 2020. Together with Alstom, the Province of Groningen, the Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail and the energy company Engie, DB Arriva performed ten days of tests of the Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell train on the 65 km line between Groningen and Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands.