A Major Breakthrough for Tomorrow’s Rail Transport?
Alstom recently presented its zero-emission train, the Coradia iLint; a major breakthrough for tomorrow’s rail transport. The new CO2-emission-free regional train provides an alternative to diesel power. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, its only emission being steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise.
Alstom is among the first railway manufacturers in the world to develop a passenger train based on such a technology. To make the deployment of the Coradia iLint as simple as possible for operators, Alstom offers a complete package, consisting of the train and maintenance, as well as also the whole hydrogen infrastructure out of one hand thanks to help from partners.
Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Chairman and CEO said:
“Alstom is proud to launch a breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation which will complete its Coradia range of regional trains. It shows our ability to work in close collaboration with our customers and develop a train in only two years.”
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