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The interest in emission-free hydrogen trains is growing worldwide. The world's first two hydrogen trains have been running in Germany since September 2018, and several dozens have now been ordered. In The Northern Netherlands, a trial with this train will start early 2020.
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This is the Coradia iLint, built by the French manufacturer Alstom. It is the first hydrogen train in the world, in stead of the FLIRT H2 from the Swiss Stadler, as we incorrectly reported earlier. The FLIRT H2 will be the first hydrogen train in the US.

The Netherlands

In the Northern Netherlands, a trial with the Coradia iLint will start next spring. On the track between Groningen and Leeuwarden, railway company Arriva will test the train for two weeks. The province of Groningen, rail operator ProRail and energy company ENGIE are also involved in the Dutch test.

The test must show that hydrogen trains can offer an emission-free alternative to diesel trains on railway tracks without an electrical overhead line. In the Netherlands there about 1,000 kilometers of these tracks in total.

The hydrogen train has 160 seats, a maximum speed of 140 km/h and a range of up to 1,000 kilometers.