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Shift2Rail’s cooperation with OBB on a H2 train – test phase successfully completed!

In September 2020, we reported here about our cooperation with OBB on a pioneer project in Austria, investigating the usage of hydrogen rail vehicles for passenger traffic.


The project was launched on 11 September 2020 to run for a three-month test phase, during which demonstration operations in passenger traffic have been carried out, with one hydrogen train on the OBB-Infrastrutktur AG rail network.

The Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train, has now successfully completed the three months test operation phase on the network of the Austrian Federal Railways (OBB). OBB is very positive about the hydrogen train and the test run. Following the successful operation in Austria, the data collected and the projects results will now be analysed further with the intent to achieve OBB’s goal of becoming CO2 emission free by 2030.

For further information on the project, read the full press release by Alstom.