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Hydrogen train goes on tour

GERMANY: Alstom is taking a Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-unit on a tour of six Länder between late January and mid-February.

‘This roadshow is a great opportunity for passengers, media and political stakeholders to get to know our Coradia iLint hydrogen train’, said Dr Jörg Nikutta Managing Director for Alstom in Germany & Austria. ‘Our technology is ready for use. It represents an existing environment friendly alternative for non- electrified or partially electrified lines and offers increased passenger comfort thanks to a significantly quieter train than a conventional diesel multiple-unit’.

The iLint roadshow will start in Rheinland-Pfalz and then go to Baden-Württemberg, Sachsen, Thüringen, Berlin and Brandenburg.

The first two iLint units entered regular passenger service on the Elbe-Weser network in September 2018, and 14 are expected to be in service between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude from 2021.

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