Bremervoerde/Germany, 19 May 2020 – After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometres, the successful trial operation of the world's first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom's Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018.
Alstom delivered the 300th Coradia Polyvalent train for Régiolis in the Occitanie region on Thursday 7 May. After 6 years of operation, the total delivered fleet of Coradia Polyvalent trains has covered more than 107 million kilometres with a level of reliability and availability in line with the expectations of SNCF Voyageurs and the French Regions.
The first 30 trams to be delivered starting from autumn 2021 Replacement of indoor air and two 2 areas for people with reduced mobility among the main features of the new vehicles. The livery will have the colours of Turin, in consistency with the one of the buses already circulating.
Alstom first announced on 17 February 2020 that it intended to acquire Bombardier Transportation and had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bombardier Inc. and Caisse de dépôt du Québec to that effect.