Alstom You have received a request from SNCF Travelers To supply the regional network to France 12 Bimodal trainsWith technology hydrogen, For an amount 190 million eurosAccording to what the company reported on Friday.
Trains that will pass through regions Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Great East s OccitanieIt belongs to the Coradia Polyvalent group from Alstom, which has a independence of up to 600 km on railway sections without catenary.
The four-car 72-meter long train, with a total capacity of 218 seats, is the same performance and comfort as the dual version of diesel and electric. The first train is expected to start operating at the end of 2023.
Alstom highlighted that it is the only manufacturer to actually put fuel cell trains into circulation Germany, Netherlands s Austria. In addition to this, it is currently involved in hydrogen projects in other European countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy and France.
The train manufacturer recently announced the acquisition of Helion Hydrogen Power, a subsidiary of Areva that specializes in developing high-energy fuel cells, with the goal of complementing its capabilities in hydrogen technologies.
According to SNCF Voyageurs General Manager Christophe Vaneshet, the order to Alstom “marks a historic step towards clean mobility, with a new rail solution that is free of direct emissions”. “Hydrogen has become the solution to helping regions achieve energy transfer,” he added.