The International Hydrail Conferences

12th International Hydrail Conference - Building on a tradition

Once again: Welcome!

We appreciate your interest in hydrail and hope you will find the information presented useful.

The IHC's mission ist to contribute to the regime change in rail by bringing together technology experts, rail and network operators as well as media, policymakers  and other interested public stakeholders.

Raising awareness and providing a forum for an exchange of ideas from a systemic level down to design concepts has been an important element of our brief.

Now, almost 12 years after the first conference was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, hydrail is at its next major junction. Wheras so far we have looked at individual demonstrators, the last two years have seen a dramatic acceleration. We have now a a small fleet of of hydrail street trolleys operating in the Carribbean,  the recent technology and market advances in Germany and the announcements from China and elsewhere in the world signal the start of potential market uptake. 

At this confernce you will learn more from the pioneers and how they are starting to implement their visions and how in doing so they will influence the rail world. 

We have designed the program such that all major aspects will be covered from the overall hydrogen system vision down to critical component technology, hydrogen supply issues and regional or national initiatives.

Come and join us for 1.5 exciting days in the beautiful city of Graz and and be a part of  making hydrail a reality for everyone.

Herbert A. Wancura, Conference Chair and Principal,  synergesis consult.ing