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Hydrogen on Track: Alstom's Coradia Stream H Trains Debut in Puglia

Hydrogen on Track: Alstom's Coradia Stream H Trains Debut in Puglia
photo: ANSA / Public domain/Alstom Coradia Stream H
03 / 01 / 2024

Alstom will supply to Ferrovie del Sud Est, the transport operator of the Puglia region, two Coradia Stream H hydrogen trains to replace the current diesel trains. These will be the region’s first hydrogen trains.

Additionally, Ferrovie Nord Milano signed the second order for two Coradia Stream H trains in addition to the six trains already on order, within the existing framework agreement, which allows for the acquisition of a total of 14 trains.

“We are extremely proud to supply the first hydrogen trains in Puglia and to grow the hydrogen train fleet in Lombardy. Alstom’s unrivaled expertise in the full range of green traction solutions uniquely positions us to identify the best solutions for our customers depending on their specific needs. With the supply of four hydrogen trains to Ferrovie del Sud Est and Ferrovie Nord Milano, we are advancing local innovation and the reduction of C02 emissions. This will not just transform the public transport system but also create opportunities for the local economy,” said Michele Viale, Managing Director of Alstom in Italy and President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria.

The new Coradia Stream H trains are based on Alstom's single-deck Coradia Stream regional train platform. Specifically designed for the European market, these trains are manufactured by Alstom in Italy. When using green hydrogen, the Coradia Stream H produces no direct CO2 emissions in operation, and just like the electric variant of the train, it offers exceptional comfort appreciated by passengers. The train features several additional innovations in clean energy conversion, efficient energy supply, and storage systems combined with intelligent energy management. Alstom was the first railway actor to invest in hydrogen trains as an alternative to diesel traction for non-electrified lines.

The train is designed and produced at Alstom's plants in Italy, involving the Savigliano site for development, certification, production, and testing, the Vado Ligure site for the outfitting of the "power car" in which the technologically innovative hydrogen-related part is installed, the Sesto San Giovanni site for components and the Bologna site for the development of the signaling system.

Source: Alstom