Tue May 21, 2019, 05:09 PM

Germany orders the worlds largest fleet of hydrogen electric fuel cell trains (27)

Alstom 21/5/19: RMV’s subsidiary fahma issued a tender for 27 fuel cell trains throughout Europe. Now the winner has been determined: The French manufacturer Alstom will deliver the vehicles of type Coradia iLint by the timetable change in 2022. In addition to the trains, the order also includes the supply of hydrogen, maintenance and the provision of reserve capacities for the next 25 years. Alstom offers the supply of hydrogen in cooperation with Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG, with the filling station being located on the premises of the Höchst industrial park.

“The purchase of 27 vehicles is a lighthouse project for fuel cell mobility, about which I’m very pleased,” says Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. “The federal government supports this investment in climate-friendly mobility by assuming 40 percent of the additional vehicle costs incurred in comparison to diesel vehicles, as well as by providing proportional support for the hydrogen filling station. The project can serve as a model for the German transport ministry. We hope that many other projects in Germany will follow this example.”

World’s largest fleet of fuel cell trains

“On Hesse’s tracks you can still find many diesel vehicles today as overhead lines are missing. Fuel cell traction is therefore a quickly feasible alternative to expensive electrification,” says Tarek Al-Wazir, Hesse’s Minister of Transport. "In Hessen, transport is responsible for one third of greenhouse gas emissions. Steam instead of diesel soot is therefore an exciting approach. We will continue to actively support the project and make every effort to ensure that the necessary adaptations to the rail infrastructure around the hydrogen filling station in Höchst make rapid progress."

"This award sets two records: With the commissioning of the new vehicles in 2022, RMV will have the world's largest fleet of fuel cell trains in passenger transport and it is the largest order in the history of our subsidiary fahma," says RMV Managing Director Prof. Knut Ringat. "After electrically powered trains, electric buses and hydrogen buses, we are now offering our passengers a further opportunity to travel without emissions. This milestone makes me proud and is a giant step towards a mobility without pollutants".

This order is also of great importance to Dr. Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany and Austria: “We are very pleased that Alstom’s zero-emission Coradia iLint regional trains will be operated in Hesse in the near future, allowing climate friendly transportation of passengers in the Taunus region. This new success, coupled with Coradia iLint’s previous success, demonstrates how trendsetting and sustainable transportation is already a reality.”... more:


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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:10 PM

1. And China has over 20,000km of high speed rail . . . .

What's wrong with North America?


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Thu May 23, 2019, 04:27 PM

2. Ask the environmentalists in California

who can't build a single railway

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