MORE HYDROGEN TRAINS FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Stadler will provide the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and Caltrans with four state-of-the-art hydrogen-powered trains, with an option to acquire up to 25 additional train sets.
The State of California and Stadler have signed a landmark agreement marking a significant step towards a sustainable, emissions-free future for the Golden State.
A partnership between Stadler and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) paved the way for the creation of the very first hydrogen-powered train in North America. The groundbreaking vehicle was unveiled to the world at two international events: InnoTrans 2022 and APTA EXPO 2023, capturing the attention of industry partners, transit agencies, rail enthusiasts and environmental advocates alike.
Stadler's new hydrogen train has undergone extensive testing in both Switzerland and the USA, affirming its exceptional performance and reliability. The successful trials have led to an unprecedented decision by CalSTA and Caltrans to embark on this innovative path alongside Stadler.
The contract represents the next phase in the collaboration, introducing a further developed SBCTA model with enhanced transport capacity. It demonstrates Caltrans' unwavering commitment to investing in cutting-edge technology that will help California meet its ambitious zero-emission rail mandate.
As California's next big rail investment unfolds, the deployment of these hydrogen trains across the state is poised to revolutionize the rail industry while significantly reducing carbon emissions. Stadler's unrivalled expertise in alternative drives positions the company at the forefront of sustainable transportation solutions. California's commitment to a zero-emission rail network, coupled with Stadler's innovative technology, marks a groundbreaking partnership that will have a lasting impact on the environment and the future of rail transportation.