SALTZGITTER, Germany: January 25, 2019. Integrated transport provider Alstom is touring the world’s first hydrogen-powered train in six German states to demonstrate an emission-free alternative for non-electrified lines.

Alstom Hydrogen powered trainsThe roadshow will start in Rhineland- Palatinate and continue in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, Thuringia, Berlin and Brandenburg.

Alstom’s Coradia iLint is the world's first passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that generates electric power for traction. The completely emission-free train only emits water vapor and condensation.

The company’s first two hydrogen trains have been operating passenger services on the Elbe-Weser network since last September and beginning in 2021, 14 more trains will be put into service on behalf of the Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen regional rail network between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude.

"This roadshow is a great opportunity for passengers, media and political stakeholders to get to know our Coradia iLint hydrogen train,” said Alstom managing director for Germany and Austria Jörg Nikutta. “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 Coradia iLint was developed by Alstom teams at the company's competence center for regional trains in Salzgitter and in Tarbes, France where it designs traction systems.