Alstom presents Coradia iLint zero-emission train at InnoTrans
21 September 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review
Alstom has unveiled the Coradia iLint zero-emission train at InnoTrans 2016 trade fair in Berlin.
The Coradia iLint CO2-emission-free regional train has been presented as an alternative to diesel power which still remains of high usage in some European countries despite numerous electrification projects.
The Coradia iLint is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell with its only emission being steam and condensed water. Furthermore, the vehicle operates at a low level of noise and is based on the existing Coradia Lint 54 diesel train.
Coradia iLint zero-emission train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell
Alstom is offering operators a complete package, consisting of the train and maintenance, as well as also the whole hydrogen infrastructure.
The zero-emission train launch follows 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. The vehicles will be manufactured at Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter Germany.
Commenting at the launch, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Chairman and CEO said: “Alstom is proud to launch a breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation which will complete its Coradia range of regional trains. It shows our ability to work in close collaboration with our customers and develop a train in only two years.”