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The Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train, was unveiled on the Railway Research Institute’s test track in migród, near Wrocaw, Poland, by Alstom, the world leader in green and smart mobility.

Alstom teams will present the train to a number of local stakeholders over the next two days, including regional operators, transport authorities, government decision-makers, and leading media, to demonstrate the Coradia iLint’s potential for sustainable transport in Poland. The exhibition comes on the heels of Poland’s National Recovery Plan announcement, which contains provisions for the installation of thirty low-emission trains for Polish regional operators by 2026.

Alstom Coradia iLint is the world’s first and only operating hydrogen-fueled passenger train. This zero-emission train is extremely quiet, emitting only water vapor and condensation. The train has a number of novel technologies, including clean energy conversion, an efficient energy supply and storage system, and intelligent energy management. It permits clean, sustainable train operations on non-electrified routes.

“The Coradia iLint trains represent a huge opportunity for Poland to reduce CO2 emissions and even decarbonise rail transport. Thanks to hydrogen-powered public transport, regional operators can be beacons of modern mobility, as experienced recently in Germany, The Netherlands and Austria – that have tested and are implementing or planning to implement hydrogen trains. If Poland builds refueling stations and announces tenders for hydrogen trains, Alstom Konstal site will have all the tools necessary to manufacture such a fleet. The Coradia iLint is an exact copy of the best-selling Coradia Lint, which has been produced in Chorzów. The only difference is propulsion; diesel is replaced by fuel cells, which guarantee emission-free transport,” said Sławomir Nalewajka, Managing Director of Alstom in Poland, Ukraine and Baltics.

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