Rail transport company Alstom will showcase its Coradia iLint hydrogen train in six federal states in Germany from late January to mid-February (2019).

Alstom will present its ready-to-use hydrogen technology in Germany, 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,” said Dr Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director for Alstom in Germany and Austria.

“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 Nikutta continued. 

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 travellers between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude with the fuel cell trains.

The Coradia iLint is the world’s first passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that generates electric power for traction. The train is quiet and only emits water vapor and condensation. 

The Coradia iLint was developed by the Alstom teams in Salzgitter, Alstom’s competence centre for regional trains, and in Tarbes (France), Alstom’s competence centre for traction systems.