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September 7, 2016

Alstom to provide four new Pendolino high-speed trains to NTV

Alstom has been contracted to provide four Pendolino trains and related maintenance services to Italian open-access operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV).

Alstom has been contracted to provide four Pendolino trains and related maintenance services to Italian open-access operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV).

The contract also extends the maintenance term for NTV’s entire fleet of Pendolino trains from 20 to 30 years.

With the deal, NTV has exercised two options included in a contract signed with Alstom in October 2015 for the purchase of eight Pendolinos high-speed trains and associated maintenance.

The first trains are currently being manufactured in Savigliano, Italy, and due for delivery by late-2017, with plans to enter service in early 2018.     

NTV president Andrea Faragalli said: "The expansion of the fleet to include 37 trains is part of our project for industrial renewal started last year.

“Alstom’s Pendolino, thanks to its excellent performance on both high-speed and conventional lines, is perfectly suited to our needs.

“We want to increase the presence of high-speed services in the country and thanks to these four additional trains, we will serve new destinations and strengthen existing routes such as Milano-Napoli."

Part of Alstom’s Avelia range of high-speed trains, the newly ordered Pendolino trains will operate at a maximum speed of 250km/h.

"We want to increase the presence of high-speed services in the country."

The seven-car trains will have a length of 187m and can carry around 480 passengers.

Designed to be environmentally friendly, the trains are fully compatible with the EU’s 2014 Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) regulations.

NTV currently has a fleet of 25 automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

The company has also partnered with Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and Bologna for traction and signalling systems respectively.

Meanwhile, Alstom along with France's SNCF has launched an innovation partnership to create the next generation of TGV.


Image: NTV to buy four new Pendolino high-speed trains. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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