Starting January until mid-February, Coradia iLint is on tour in Germany, as Alstom is presenting its ready-to-use hydrogen technology in six federal states, demonstrating an emission-free alternative for non-electrified lines.
The roadshow will start in Rhineland-Palatinate and continue in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, Thuringia, Berlin and Brandenburg.
“This roadshow is a great opportunity for passengers, media and political stakeholders to get to know our Coradia iLint hydrogen train. Our technology is ready for use. It represents an existing environment-friendly alternative for non- electrified or partially electrified lines and offers increased passenger comfort thanks to a significantly quieter train than a conventional diesel multiple unit “, said Jörg Nikutta Managing Director for Alstom in Germany and Austria.
Since September 2018, the first two hydrogen trains from Alstom are in regular passenger service on the Elbe-Weser network.
Starting in 2021, the Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) will use 14 Coradia iLints to transport regular travelers between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude with the environmentally friendly fuel cell trains.
The Coradia iLint was developed by the Alstom teams in Salzgitter, Alstom’s competence center for regional trains, and in Tarbes (France), Alstom’s competence center for traction systems.