Hydrogen train approved for commercial operation in Germany


The world’s first hydrogen (H2) fuel cell passenger train has been granted approval by the German Railway Office (EBA) for passenger service in Germany.

President of EBA Gerald Hörster presented rail transport company Alstom with the certificate of homologation for its Coradia iLint at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Berlin yesterday.

“A world premiere in Germany: With the approval of the EBA, we are sending the first passenger train with fuel cell technology onto the tracks,” said Enak Ferlemann, the German Federal Government’s authorised delegate for rail transportation.

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