The Fahma rolling stock subsidiary of Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded Alstom a contract to supply and support a fleet of 27 fuel cell multiple-units. GERMANY: Following a European tender, the Fahma rolling stock subsidiary of Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded Alstom a contract to supply and support a fleet of 27 fuel cell multiple-units. ‘RMV will have the world’s largest fleet of fuel cell trains in passenger service’, said RMV Managing Director Prof Knut Ringat when the order was announced on May 21, adding that it was the largest order that Fahma had placed. ‘After electrically powered trains, electric buses and hydrogen buses, we are now offering our passengers a further opportunity to travel without emissions. This milestone makes me proud and is a giant step towards mobility without pollutants.’ The order is worth around €500m, including 25 years of maintenance and the supply of hydrogen which Alstom will undertake in co-operation with Infraserv GmbH & Co Höchst KG. The refuelling point will be located at the Höchst industrial park. ‘With its existing hydrogen infrastructure, Industriepark Höchst is an ideal filling station location for fuel cell vehicles’, said Dr Joachim Kreysing, Managing Director of Infraserv Höchst. […]

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