Rail

Alstom to develop zero-emission train

Posted on March 19, 2015

© Alstom Transport/ B. Rosenthal
© Alstom Transport/ B. Rosenthal

Alstom representatives and Helmut Riegger, district administrator of Calw, signed a letter of intent for the planned use of new emission-free fuel-cell drive trains on the Hermann-Hesse railway line. This line is set to improve access to the Black Forest and make it become a nearby area of relaxation.

The new trains for Hermann-Hesse railway line will be completely emission-free. In times of increasing energy costs and higher level of pollution, the development of this technology is essential.

The new train generation is based on the Alstom Coradia platform. In addition to being completely emission-free, the train consumes less energy, thanks to the use of an intelligent energy management system, and its noise level is drastically reduced compared to conventional diesel trains.

Moreover, it is equipped with fuel-cell drive — a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction — a proven technology used on the automotive industry.

The trains are developed and will be manufactured in Salzgitter, Alstom’s competence center for regional trains in Germany.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NJ Transit train crashes into station, killing 1 injuring 100

All PATH service and all NJ Transit rail service is suspended into and out of Hoboken, with passengers being advised to use light rail.

Atlanta Streetcar gets FTA grant to explore system expansion

The FTA monies would go toward an “Atlanta Beltline Transit Supportive Land Use Implementation Plan,” involving 16 miles of proposed east, west and crosstown streetcar corridors.

China developing 300 mph trains to lead export of high-speed tech

Under an ambitious government plan starting this year, the country is developing trains that can run on a hybrid-propulsion system that allows higher speeds.

Part of Amtrak investment package to modernize D.C. Union Station concourse

Early action construction will start in the fall of 2016 and include the relocation of heating and ventilation. Full-phased construction, funded by the new investment package, is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to minimize impacts to all station users.

Talgo to return to Milwaukee location to refurbish LA Metro railcars

In 2015, Talgo settled a lawsuit against the state, resulting in the company receiving roughly $50 million and keeping the two trains that were manufactured.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close