Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth around €170* million by Trenitalia, the Italian national train operator, for the supply of 25 additional “Jazz” regional trains. These new orders, which are exercised as two options under a contract signed in 2012, bring Trenitalia’s Jazz fleet to 95 trainsets.
“Jazz” is the latest generation of Alstom’s Coradia Meridian range designed for regional operators in Southern Europe, mainly in Italy. It is an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train that can run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, offering accessibility for all thanks to its low floor. Designed to be eco-friendly, Coradia Meridian is 95% recyclable.
“Jazz is proving to be a reliable train appreciated by passengers. We are pleased that Trenitalia renewed its confidence in Alstom, recognising the commitment of the Company, that is on schedule for delivery under the contract terms, in this project”,
said Pierre-Louis Bertina, Alstom Transport Italy Managing Director.
Coradia Meridian regional trains are designed and manufactured by Alstom in Italy. Project development, most of the manufacturing as well as the certification are done in Savigliano site, in Cuneo. The Sesto San Giovanni plant (Milan) is responsible for the design and manufacturing of traction systems and auxiliary switchers. Trainborne signalling systems are delivered by the Bologna site.
* Contracts booked in the second half of the fiscal year 2014/15
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