The data collected will now be analysed to further refine the technology and improve operation on the lines with steep gradients and the varied climate found in the country.
The Coradia iLint has also received official approval from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK). Austria is the second country in Europe to fully approve the train following Germany in 2018.
“We are immensely proud to confirm that the Coradia iLint has proven that it is suitable for all service routes,” says Mr Gian Luca Erbacci, senior vice president of Alstom Europe. “Even on steep sections, its performance is convincing. Not to mention our pride in the fact that the train has now received official approval in Austria.”