The world's first hydrogen passenger train coming to GermanyStaff Writer | September 24, 2016
Alstom has today presented its zero-emission train at InnoTrans, the railway industry’s largest trade fair in Berlin.
Transportation Coradia iLint is CO2-emission-free
Coradia iLint is a new CO2-emission-free regional train and alternative to diesel power.
It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, its only emission being steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise. Alstom is among the first railway manufacturers in the world to develop a passenger train based on such a technology.
To make the deployment of the Coradia iLint as simple as possible for operators, Alstom offers a complete package, consisting of the train and maintenance, as well as also the whole hydrogen infrastructure out of one hand thanks to help from partners.
This launch follows the Letters-of-Intent signed in 2014 with the German Landers of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, and the Public Transportation Authorities of Hesse for the use of a new generation of emission-free train equipped with fuel cell drive. ■