Regional trains by Lake Constance with MTU power
Posted on 23 September 2019 by Rolf Behrens, Images by Robert Hack, MTU
The Coradia Lint 54 offer more space and comfort, are quieter, more efficient, and emit significantly less CO2 and particles than the trains used hitherto.
The use of Coradia Lint trains could also be an important step on the way towards the use of hybrid rail drives on the Lake Constance Belt Railway: Rolls-Royce is currently cooperating with vehicle manufacturer Alstom to investigate the economic feasibility of repowering these trains with MTU Hybrid PowerPacks. Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport in the state of Baden-Württemberg, commissioned this study last May during a visit to Rolls-Royce Power Systems. He was impressed by the environmentally friendly hybrid traction system from Friedrichshafen: “I am excited about the MTU Hybrid-PowerPack: it is a promising innovation which has been developed in our home state of Baden-Württemberg. We would like to test it here as well.” This vision is now one step closer.