Alstom Will Supply 70 Regional Trains to Trenitalia
A contract worth €440 million in Italy
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- December 05, 2012
Further to a call for tender, Alstom has been awarded an order from the
Italian public railway operator Trenitalia to supply 70 new regional trains.
These Alstom Coradia Meridian trains will participate to the strengthening and
modernisation of Trenitalia regional service throughout Italy. This contact is
worth about €440 million. Deliveries are expected to begin slightly over one
year after the signing of the contract.
This award is a tranche of a €3 billion total investment forecasted by
Trenitalia for regional transportation, after €1.5 billion already invested in
These trains will operate in several Italian Regions. They will also service
the link between Fiumicino international airport and Roma Termini station.
Specifically fitted for inter-city and extra-urban lines, they have roomy and
versatile interiors offering commuters a high-quality travel experience.
“This contract is the result of Alstom’s involvement in the development of
Italy railway market”commented Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom
Transport.“This new supply of regional trains for Trenitalia shows the trust
of our long term customer in our state of the art technology as well as our
The Coradia Meridian product line is designed to meet the needs of regional
operators in Southern Europe. Today more than 250 Coradia Meridian trains are
in service throughout Italy, whilst 13 additional train sets are being built.
This five car-train EMU type (Electric Multiple Unit) is 82 metres long. With
a total of 292 seats, it can run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Its
concentrated traction system with two motor bogies, optimizes the electrical
braking capability of the train, allowing energy consumption and brake wear to
be reduced. It has a 95% rate of recyclability and its low-floor facilitates
access to passengers, especially those with reduced mobility. Each door is
equipped with integrated bridging plates to fill the gap between the train and
the platform. The train also benefits from an on-board video-surveillance
system as well as display screens visible from all parts of the train, audio
information, Braille signs, 220 V sockets for mobile phones and laptops, and
space dedicated to luggage.
The regional trains for Trenitalia will be designed and manufactured in Italy.
Project development, most of the manufacturing as well as the certification,
will be done in Savigliano Alstom’s site in Cuneo. The plant in Sesto San
Giovanni (Milan) will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the
traction systems and auxiliary switchers. Train borne signalling systems will
be delivered by the Bologna site.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 92,600 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
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