The iLint has been undergoing testing in regular passenger service on OEBB’s regional lines for the past three months and this has been successful.
These positive test results follow the Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell train’s official approval from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) in October 2020.
This makes Austria the second country in Europe (after Germany) to fully approve the Coradia iLint, Alstom’s hydrogen offering.
“We are immensely proud to confirm that the Coradia iLint has proven that it is suitable for all service routes – even on steep sections its performance is convincing. Not to mention our pride in the fact that the train has now received official approval in Austria. I also congratulate OBB for being a pioneer in testing hydrogen technology on rail in Austria.”
The Coradia iLint was put through its paces in southern Lower Austria, Vienna and eastern Styria. The routes were chosen for their challenging terrain. The data collected from these test operations will be analysed to optimise the fuel cell technology for these running conditions.
Alstom first unveiled the Coradia iLint at InnoTrans 2016.
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