Alstom Coradia iLint

Alstom Coradia iLint is the world’s first and only operational passenger hydrogen train. This completely emission-free train is quiet and emits only water vapor and condensation water. Designed specifically for use on non-electrified lines, it enables clean, sustainable train operations.

World’s first hydrogen train was built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany whereas body shells are produced at Alstom Konstal site in Katowice, Poland. The train is based on the service-proven diesel train family Coradia Lint. Replacing the diesel traction by fuel cell technology allows completely clean train operation with a performance matching that of regular Coradia Lint diesel multiple units, which means these trains can operate the same timetable as the diesel ones the same maximum speed of 140 km/h and comparable acceleration and braking performance. Likewise, passenger capacity can reach 300 passengers and the train has a range of 1,000 kilometres, as already demonstrated during daily operational service.

The Coradia iLint hydrogen train is specifically designed for use on non-electrified routes. Across the European Union, almost half (46%) of railway is not electrified, which leaves lines that require diesel or alternatives – e.g. hydrogen. Coradia iLint uses the existing infrastructure without the need to invest in electrification. This is important for low density lines. It provides clean and sustainable train operations while maintaining a high level of performance. This is of great importance for the environment – replacing one diesel regional train with a hydrogen train will reduce the yearly CO2 emission equivalent to 400 cars.