Alstom: tests Coradia Ilinit hydrogen train
(CercleFinance.com) - Alstom has said that it has completed ten days of tests of the Coradia iLint train, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, for ten days, over the 65 km line located between Groningen and Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands.
"The latest tests make the Netherlands the second country in Europe where the train has proven itself a unique emissions-free solution for non-electrified lines," it said.
The group says that Coradia iLint is the first regional passenger train in the world to enter commercial service equipped with batteries that convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, while eliminating polluting emissions linked to propulsion.
"The tests in the Netherlands demonstrate how our hydrogen train is mature in terms of availability and reliability, providing the same performance as traditional regional trains, but with the benefit of low noise and zero emissions. The Coradia iLint hydrogen train is a reliable emission-free train ready to help transport us to a carbon-neutral Europe," said Bernard Belvaux, Managing Director, Alstom Benelux.
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