Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the companies plan to explore opportunities for sustainable mobility in the country, while actively working to develop and implement solutions related to railway infrastructure and capability.

H2 View understands the agreement comes off the back of an increasing demand for access to seamless, safe, integrated and sustainable public transport services in the region.

Falling in line with Saudi Arabia’s recently announced commitment to hit Net Zero by 2060, the companies believe sustainable mobility infrastructure such as railway transport will play a key role in helping the country achieve its goals.

Mama Sougoudara, Managing Director for the MENAT region for Alstom, said, “This partnership is an opportunity for Alstom to grow our collaboration with Saudi Arabia Railways and work together to address the mobility needs of the Kingdom as they execute on Vision 2030. The focus on sustainable mobility solutions including the hydrogen technology will be a key enabler to the diversification and economic growth of the Kingdom.”

Alstom on September 16 (2022), announced its hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint train had covered 1,175km (730miles) across Germany without refuelling. The train, powered by Cummins fuel cells has seen testing across several European countries, including Germany, Poland, and Austria.

Read more: Hydrogen-powered train makes 1,175km run across Germany without refuelling


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