Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Alstom has proven the capability of the Coradia iLint train to provide long-distance travel.

On 15 September, the hydrogen-powered train travelled a record 1,175 kilometres without refuelling the hydrogen tank. Throughout the journey, the train only emitted water and operated with very low levels of noise.

Alstom’s Coradia iLint successfully travels 1,175 km without refueling its hydrogen tank
Alstom’s Coradia iLint successfully travels 1,175 km without refueling its hydrogen tank

The journey began from Bremervörde in Lower Saxony where the hydrogen train was built, through Hesse to Bavaria, then Burghausen near the German-Austrian border before ending at Munich. 

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

“With this journey, we have provided further proof that our hydrogen trains have all the prerequisites to replace diesel vehicles.

“We’re immensely proud of the pioneering work we’ve done in introducing hydrogen to rail transport.”

The vehicle used is part of Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen’s (LNVG) fleet, which has been operating on the Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser (EVB) network in Germany for approximately one month.

The train will now head to Berlin for InnoTrans 2022, where it will run from Berlin-Spandau to Berlin-Ostbahnhof twice per day for visitors to experience.

Alstom’s Coradia iLint arrives in Munich after completing record distance run
Alstom’s Coradia iLint arrives in Munich after completing record distance run

In addition to the contract with LNVG for 14 Coradia iLint trains, Alstom has been commissioned to supply 27 Coradia iLint trains for use in the Frankfurt metropolitan area and is also building 6 Coradia Stream hydrogen trains in the Italian region of Lombardy.

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