Alstom contributes to the greenest rail network globally with CO2-emission-free trains in service just four years after the start of trial operations, demonstrating Alstom’s ability to work in close collaboration with customers and bring innovation rapidly to the market. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Alstom contributes to the greenest rail network globally with CO2-emission-free trains in service just four years after the start of trial operations, demonstrating Alstom’s ability to work in close collaboration with customers and bring innovation rapidly to the market. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

ALSTOM, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, is proud to announce that the world's first hydrogen train, the Coradia iLint, has reached another historical milestone today in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is now used on the world's premiere 100-percent hydrogen train route in passenger operation. This regional train only emits steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise. The 14 trains with fuel cell propulsion belong to Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG). LNVG had already started looking for alternatives to diesel trains in 2012 and has, thus, provided momentum for the development of the trains in Germany. Other project partners for this world debut are the Elbe-Weser railways and transport company (EVB) and the gas and engineering company, Linde.

"Emission free mobility is one of the most important goals for ensuring a sustainable future, and Alstom has a clear ambition to become the world leader in alternative propulsion systems for rail. The world's first hydrogen train, the Coradia iLint, demonstrates our clear commitment to green mobility, combined with state-of-the-art technology. We are very proud to bring this technology into series operation as part of a world premiere together with our great partners," says Henri Poupart-Lafarge, chief executive officer and chairman of the Alstom board of directors.

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