First fuel cell train using WEH® Receptacles celebrates its premiere on rails

The world's first hydrogen powered train for regional transport was presented at the 2016 InnoTrans exhibition.

That fuel cell train is now celebrating its world premiere in the Rotenburg district of Lower Saxony. With immediate effect, the entirely emission-free regional train, which has been named the “Coradia iLint”, will connect the cities of Bremervörde, Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven and Buxtehude to provide a regular train service carrying passengers back and forth along its almost 100-kilometre route.

Developed by French train builder Alstom, the “Coradia iLint” hydrogen-fueled train, whose features include its low-noise operation, is fitted with the latest generation of WEH® TN1 H2 350 bar Receptacles.
The fuel cells tucked under the roof of the train convert the hydrogen in its fuel tank into electrical energy to get it to its destination.
The train is fueled using the WEH® TK16 H2 350 bar Fueling Nozzle.

As a worldwide market leader and pioneer in alternative refueling components, WEH is a well-respected and reliable partner in the development of alternative vehicles and involved in a wide variety of innovative H2 projects all over the globe. And WEH was able to make its contribution to this important project too.