The big world premiere is here! In Germany, 14 hydrogen-powered trains - for passenger transport - began commercial operation at the end of summer 2022. These are the Coradia iLint regional trains from Alstom. They are operated by the Niedersachsen train operator Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG). They serve passengers on the route between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude. It will gradually fully replace the existing 15 diesel trains.

Coradia iLint trains refuel only once a day at a Linde hydrogen refuelling station. Their range per refuelling is impressive: 1,000 kilometres. The trains are capable of a top speed of 140 km/h.

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, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Alstom.

Alstom will shortly deliver its hydrogen trains for passenger transport to the Frankfurt metropolitan area and to Lombardy in Italy.


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