13 Nov '17, 10pm
Niedersachsen Signs Agreement for Fuel Cell Trains
LNVG signed a 30-year agreement with train manufacturer Alstom for 14 of the iLint multi-units. The first two-car prototype and second unit will enter service in 2018 operating along Elbe-Weser line between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude. Reports Railway Gazeette ,"the Coradia iLint will be able to operate at speeds up to 140 km/h and cover a distance of up to 1 000 km between refuelling." The Landstadt of Niedersachsen is providing €81·3m for the project. The refueling station at Bremervörde will cost €10m ($11.66M). Additionally, "The Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure is contributing €8·4m from the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology."