Green mobility was discussed at Expo Ferroviaria 2021, and the opportunity was good to analyze what Alstom, a French group in the industry, plans to do in Italy. In Lombardy, the Brescia-Iseo-Edolo line will be hydrogen-powered, with converted trains. With these interventions, the aim is to convert the current line into a completely green one with CO2 savings of about 10,000 tons per year, equal to about 6,000 cars. If this is the project for Val Camonica, Alstom is thinking of its hydrogen-powered Coradia Streams in other parts of Italy as well.
The French manufacturer, almost surprisingly, also points to local railway lines that have been in a state of perennial technological backwardness for decades. The list presented shows the Modica-Gela, Gela-Canicattì and Lentini-Gela routes. If the conditions are right for investment, these routes could also become hydrogen-powered, at a time when even Eni and the municipal administration are looking at this very source.