Fnm and Alstom Present Italy’s First Hydrogen-Powered Train

By October 3, 2023 2   min read  (377 words)

October 3, 2023 |

  • Today’s event follows the agreement signed in November 2020 to supply Trenord with six hydrogen fuel cell trains with an option for an additional eight
  • After a testing phase, the train will enter commercial service within Italy’s first Hydrogen Valley, located in Valcamonica along the Brescia-Iseo-Edolo line
  • The hydrogen-powered Coradia Stream meets the European goal of completely reducing CO2 emissions by 100 percent by 2050

FNM, the leading integrated group in sustainable mobility in Lombardy, presented today, jointly with the manufacturer Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, the hydrogen-powered Coradia Stream train that marks the beginning of a new era in passenger rail transport in Italy. The event was held as part of EXPO Ferroviaria 2023. The train will enter commercial service in Valcamonica between the end of 2024 and the beginning of 2025, along the non-electrified Brescia-Iseo-Edolo line of FERROVIENORD on which the rail service is operated by Trenord, as part of the H2iseO project, which aims to create Italy’s first Hydrogen Valley in the area of Brescia. The hydrogen-powered Coradia Stream meets the European target of reducing CO2 emissions by 100 percent by 2050 and is the first zero direct CO2 emission train for Italy equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, with a total capacity of 260 seats and a range of more than 600 km.

The presentation ceremony was attended by Sen. Matteo Salvini, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Sen. Alessandro Morelli, Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Lombardy Region, present with Councillors Franco Lucente (Transport and Sustainable Mobility), Claudia Maria Terzi (Infrastructure and Public Works). Also speaking were FNM President Andrea Gibelli, FERROVIENORD President Fulvio Caradonna, Trenord President Federica Santini, Trenord CEO and FNM General Manager Marco Piuri, Alstom President of Europe Region Gian Luca Erbacci, and Alstom Italy General Manager and President and CEO of Alstom Ferroviaria, Michele Viale.

Today’s event follows the agreement signed by FNM and Alstom in November 2020 to supply Trenord with six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with an option for eight more. The introduction of the hydrogen train is part of the H2iseO Hydrogen Valley project.



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