Hydrogen-Powered Train Recognized in Six States of Germany

trains run with hydrogen in six states of Germany
trains run with hydrogen in six states of Germany

Alstom's Coradia iLint is on tour in Germany from late January to mid-February 2019. The hydrogen fuel cell train is the first of its kind in the world. Alstom will introduce ready-to-use hydrogen technology in six federal states and an emission-free alternative for power lines. The Roadshow will start in Rheinland-Pfalz and continue in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, Thüringen, Berlin and Brandenburg.

“This Roadshow is a great opportunity for passengers, media and political stakeholders to get to know our Coradia iLint hydrogen train,” said Jörg Nikutta, General Manager of Alstom, Germany and Austria. Our technology is ready to use. It represents an environmentally friendly alternative available for non-electric or partially electric lines, and is a much quieter and more comfortable train compared to diesel multiple units. ”

Since September 2018, Alstom's first two hydrogen trains have been carrying regular passengers on the Elbe-Weser network. From 2021, Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) will use 14 eco-friendly fuel cell Coradia iLints trains between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude to transport passengers.

Coradia iLint is the world's first passenger train operating with a hydrogen fuel cell that produces electrical power for traction. This fully emission-free train is quiet and only emits water vapor and condensate. The Coradia iLint also incorporates several innovations: clean energy conversion, flexible energy storage in batteries and intelligent power management, and the available energy. Produced specifically for use on non-electric lines, it provides clean and sustainable traction while maintaining high performance.

Coradia iLint was developed by Alstom in France.

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