Coradia iLint hydrogen train wins European Railway Award 2021

The European Railway Award 2021 was awarded to the German passenger operator Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) for the launch of the innovative Alstom Coradia iLint hydrogen train project in collaboration with Alstom. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply citing a press release from LNVG

Coradia iLint hydrogen train
Picture: lnvg.de

From September 2018 to February 2020, as part of trial operation, two Coradia iLint trains covered more than 180 thousand km on regular passenger flights in Lower Saxony. They were used on non-electrified lines. There are currently plans for regular operation of such serial trains in Germany, starting in 2022.

Within the framework of the project, it is planned to purchase 14 trains for the amount of about 85 million euros. In addition, a hydrogen filling station is under construction in the city of Bremerferd.

The Coradia iLint is the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train that generates electrical energy for propulsion. At the same time, harmful emissions are completely absent, since only water vapor is released as a result.

Organized by The European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE), the European Railway Award has been awarded annually since 2007 for outstanding achievements in the development of economically and environmentally sustainable rail transport.

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