FOR THE UK?

KEITH FENDER REPORTS FROM GERMANY ON ALSTOM’S ILINT – AND DISCUSSES WHETHER THIS TECHNOLOGY WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR THE UK

HYDROGEN TRAINS

In early November 2017, the German state of Niedersachsen announced the first firm order for 14 of Alstom’s new iLINT hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-units in Germany. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG is buying 14 trains at a cost of around €90 million. The trains – two existing prototypes and 12 more production trains – will be in service by December 2021 on the Buxtehude–Bremervörde– Bremerhaven–Cuxhaven route.

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