Today, September 16, the world’s first train on hydrogen fuel cell Coradia iLint performed its test flight in German Bremervörde.
About this reports Deutsche Welle.
September 17, the train will leave on the default route and bind Bremerberg Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven and Buxtehude. During the first trip I have personally seen the Minister of economy and transport of Lower Saxony, Bernd Althusian.
It is noted that the roof structure is installed the tank with hydrogen fuel and fuel cells. It converts the energy of hydrogen into electric current, without causing damage to the environment.
The train is capable of speeds up to 140 km/h Coradia iLint can travel up to thousands of kilometers on one filling.
Note, the hydrogen train developed by the French company Alstom in the German city of Salzgitter. 2021 14 such trains will operate regular flights on the route Buxtehude – Cuxhaven. The Ministry of transport of Lower Saxony is planning in the near future to completely replace diesel regional trains hydrogen. Earlier it was reported that allocated for these purposes of 81.3 million euros.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that the Federal office of the German Railways has given permission for commercial exploitation in the country hydrogen trains Coradia iLint, developed by French company Alstom.