Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Serial Coradia iLint travels 1,175 kilometres (730 miles) Without Having to Refuel

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has demonstrated the effectiveness of its hydrogen powered solutions for long distance transportation.

During a long-distance journey, 
travelling through Hesse, Bavaria and on to Burghausen which is close to the German Austrian border before reaching its final stop in Munich,
an unmodified serially-produced Coradia iLint train covered 1,175 kilometres without refuelling the hydrogen tank, only emitting water and operating with very low levels of noise.

The vehicle used for this journey comes from the fleet belonging to LNVG (Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen), the transport authority of Lower Saxony, and has been in regular passenger operation on the network of evb (Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH) since mid-August.

For the project, Alstom has partnered with the gas and engineering company Linde.

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Alstom said:

“We are pleased to be leading innovation in this area as the first railway manufacturer in the world to offer a passenger train based on hydrogen technology. With this journey, we have provided further proof that our hydrogen trains have all the prerequisites to replace diesel vehicles”

“We are immensely proud of the pioneering work we have done in introducing hydrogen to rail transport.”

The journey began in Bremervorde and followed a route which saw the Coradia iLint travel right across Germany from Lower Saxony where Alstom created the hydrogen-fuelled train.

 The impressive journey does not end there, as the train will next head for Berlin where it will undertake several trips as part of InnoTrans 2022 which is a premier International Trade Fair for Transport Technology and will take place from the 20th to the 23rd of September.

Further information here on the Coradia iLint trains in service.