Trains

On the
right track

With low-carbon transit in mind, we’re working with rolling stock OEMs globally to transition to fuel cell–powered trains that significantly reduce emissions.

Cummins has completed over 180k km and is the only company in the world powering hydrogen trains in commercial operation. Over countless projects, we’ve provided our customers with the key ingredients for success: proven technology, focused execution, and committed customer service.

Anatomy of a hydrail system.

Anatomy of a hydrail system

Cummins 200kW fuel cell system is the world's first heavy-duty fuel cell composition with fuel cell power modules, water management, hydrogen management, power systems, heat management and control system—all in a roof-mounted rack.

New Power Trains

Smarter, cleaner, quieter

Hydrail trains are driven by efficient electric motors powered by high-output hydrogen fuel cells. Besides being a proven alternative to diesel combustion engines, hydrogen fuel–powered trains offer:

  • Reduced noise and vibration
  • Fast refueling, with less than 20 minutes of downtime
  • 18+ hours of operation between fueling
  • The ability to turn existing non-electrified railway lines into zero-emission lines without costly long-range electrification infrastructure
  • Lower maintenance and operating expenditures
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell train. Photo by©Alstom/Rene Frampe.

A hydrogen transit first

The Alstom Coradia iLINT is the world’s first hydrogen passenger train, and it’s powered by Cummins technology. Introduced in 2016 as the newest addition to an Alstom family of regional trains, the articulated railcar operates at a top speed of 87 mph (140k/hour). It has a 300-passenger capacity and a range of about 600 miles (1,000km).

 

Photo by ©Alstom/Rene Frampe

The Coradia iLINT trains have completed over 180,000 km. They are the first company in the world to use hydrogen-powered passenger trains in commercial operation. Over countless projects, we’ve provided our customers with the key ingredients for success: proven technology, focused execution, and committed customer support.

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