Alstom and energy infrastructure operator Snam have signed an agreement for the development of hydrogen trains in Italy.
The agreement between the two parties will run for five years. An initial phase will be devoted to feasibility studies, which are scheduled to take place in autumn 2020. Following those, the agreement aims to develop railway mobility projects, including hydrogen trains and the associated technological infrastructure, management and maintenance services. This phase is set to start in early 2021.
For its side of the agreement Alstom will manufacture and maintain newly built or converted hydrogen trains. Snam, on the other hand, will develop the infrastructure for production, transport and refuelling.