Alstom to unveil third generation hydrogen fuel cell for rail at InnoTrans 2022

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Alstom has revealed that it will host a world premiere for its third-generation hydrogen fuel cell purpose-built for rail operations at the firm’s green traction showcase at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin, Germany next week.

Alstom’s green traction solutions, including the new fuel cell technology and hydrogen and battery pack solutions for new trains, as well as green “re-tractioning” options for existing fleets, will also be on show during the four-day InnoTrans event (September 20-23).  

As a pioneer in hydrogen powered trains, Alstom claims that it is building the foundation for the future industry. Coradia iLint, the first passenger train in the world powered by hydrogen and now in commercial service in Germany, will be running from Berlin-Spandau to Berlin-Ostbahnhof twice per day during InnoTrans. Alstom guests and special partners will have the opportunity to experience a ride on it.

Alstom has also revealed that on Thursday, September 15, the Alstom Coradia iLint will be on the hunt for a new record. Alstom aims to go as far as no one before with a single hydrogen tank filling.

During InnoTrans, Alstom under the umbrella of its brand identity, Mobility by Nature, will present its latest innovations and digital solutions that enable sustainable mobility for customers and greener transport choices for passengers.

Alongside the hydrogen powered trains, Alstom will also present its Automatic Train Operation (ATO), European Train Control System (ETCS) and cybersecurity technologies, which empower operators by optimizing real-time performance in signalling and multimodality and improve the travelling experience for passengers by offering security, connectivity, and fluidity, motivating greener transport choices.

In the outdoor display, Alstom’s rolling stock exhibits will include the Coradia Stream High Capacity double-deck regional train and the Traxx locomotive with last mile option and equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS).

Throughout the show, the Alstom booth will also host 15 #AlstomTalks presented by specialists on key industry topics. Highlights include Achieving Net Zero across the rail value chain; A sunshine story about Alstom’s hydrogen journey; and Battery vs hydrogen? – complementary not competing.