Alstom will supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with an option of eight more to FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility company in the Italian region of Lombardy, for a total amount of approximately €160 million.
The first train delivery is expected within 36 months of the date of the order.
The new hydrogen trains will be based on Alstom’s Coradia Stream regional train network, which is dedicated to the European market and is already being manufactured for Italy by Alstom’s main Italian sites. The hydrogen powered Coradia Stream for FNM will be fitted with the same fuel cell propulsion technology that Coradia iLint has introduced to the world.
The Coradia Stream hydrogen will retain the high levels of comfort already enjoyed by passengers in its electric version. The hydrogen version would fit the operating efficiency of diesel trains, including their range.
“We are immensely proud to be introducing hydrogen train technology to Italy, and we recognise the trust placed in us by our Italian customer. This development confirms Alstom’s role in defining the future of mobility. These trains, together with the Coradia iLint that have already proven themselves in commercial service in Germany, represent another major step in the transition towards global sustainable transport systems. I take this opportunity to congratulate FNM for demonstrating that they are a leader in this area.”Gian Luca Erbacci, senior vice president of Alstom Europe.
Coradia iLint is a passenger train operated by a hydrogen fuel cell that generates electrical power for traction. This zero-emission train emits low noise levels, with the exhaust being only steam and condensed water. The iLint is specifically built for its combination of different creative elements: clean energy conversion, versatile battery storage, and smart traction power management and usable energy. Specifically designed for service on non-electrified lines, it facilitates safe sustainable train operation while maintaining a high level of efficiency.
The Coradia Stream trains for FNM are manufactured by Alstom in Italy. Project development, most of the manufacturing and certification are performed at Alstom’s site in Savigliano. The on-board signaling systems are delivered by the Bologna site.