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Alstom to reveal fuel-cell trainset at InnoTrans 2016

29 Jun 2016

ALSTOM: The highlight of Alstom’s presence at InnoTrans 2016 will be the unveiling of a zero-emission train it had developed under an accord which was signed at InnoTrans 2014.

Under the letters of intent signed between Alstom, the Länder of Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Baden-Württemberg and the Hesse transport authority, two prototype modified Coradia trainsets are to be developed by the end of 2018 for revenue service trials.

The powertrain will use hydrogen fuel cells, batteries and energy storage systems to replace a roof-mounted diesel powerpack, giving equivalent performance to an electric multiple-unit. The fuel cells will feature proven technology already deployed in the automotive sector, and Alstom will provide software, control and energy storage equipment. 

Visitors to Alstom’s indoor Stand 308 in Hall 3.2 will also be able to learn about how the company undertakes all phases of its customers' railway projects, from conception, through design and build to operation and maintenance and on to renewals.