Italian rail operator Trenitalia has received a new Jazz train from French train manufacturer Alstom for operation in Abruzzo, Italy.
This new delivery is part of a €440m order placed by FS Italian Group management for 70 regional trains in November 2012.
In March, Alstom delivered the first Coradia Meridian regional train, renamed as Jazz by Trenitalia.
Delivery of all the trains under this deal is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
This electric multiple unit (EMU) type train will be capable of running at a maximum speed of 160km/h.
Jazz train’s traction system with two motor bogies offers better electrical braking capability allowing reduced energy consumption and brake wear. It also provides 95% rate of recyclability.
Features of the train include a video-surveillance system, information screens and notices in Braille, as well as a loudspeaker system and 220V sockets for cell phones, portable PCs and tablets.
The trains are being built in four unique configurations, including metropolitan, regional, regional express and airport, in order to meet specific requirements of passengers.
The manufacturing process of the Coradia Meridian trains has taken place at its Italian centres in Savigliano (Cuneo), Bologna and Sesto San Giovanni (Milan).
Alstom’s Citadis trams were recently commissioned by France’s Paris Transit Authority (RATP) on line T8 of the Ile-de-France tram network that connects Saint-Denis with Epinay-sur-Seine and Villetaneuse.
Image: Jazz, the new Coradia Meridian for the Italian regional railways. Photo: courtesy of Alstom Transport/Arnaud Février.