A new era in passenger rails begins today in Vienna with the deployment of Alstom’s hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint train.
Following successful tests in Northern Germany, the Alstom train will now operate regular passenger service for ÖBB, the Auswtrian Federal Railways, until the end of November.
Dr. Jörg Nikutta, Alstom’s CEO in Germany and Austria, said, “With its use in regular passenger operations for ÖBB, our innovation train Coradia iLint has reached the next milestone.”
“The train’s emission-free drive technology offers a climate-friendly alternative to conventional diesel trains, especially on non-electrified lines. I am particularly pleased that ÖBB, a strong and long-term partner in the European mobility market, is convinced of our technology and its advantages.”
Andreas Matthä, CEO of ÖBB-Holding AG, added, “We clearly see ourselves as pioneers in testing hydrogen technology on rail. As the largest climate protection company in Austria, we are actively shaping the mobility of the future with technological alternatives.”