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April 23, 2015

Alstom to deliver 25 additional Jazz trains for Italy’s Trenitalia

French train manufacturer Alstom has received two contracts worth approximately €170m from Italian train operator Trenitalia to deliver 25 additional Jazz regional trains.

By Samseer M

Jazz

French train manufacturer Alstom has received two contracts worth approximately €170m from Italian train operator Trenitalia to deliver 25 additional Jazz regional trains.

The new orders mark the exercise of options under an agreement signed in 2012. This new development will bring the total number of Trenitalia’s Jazz fleet to 95 trainsets.

Alstom Transport Italy managing director Pierre-Louis Bertina said: "Jazz is proving to be a reliable train appreciated by passengers."

"Jazz is proving to be a reliable train appreciated by passengers."

Designed for regional operators in Southern Europe, mainly in Italy, the Coradia Meridian range Jazz trains are being built in four unique configurations, including metropolitan, regional, regional express and airport, to meet specific requirements of passengers.

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.

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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 manufacturing process of the Coradia Meridian trains is carried out at Alstom’s Italian centres in Savigliano (Cuneo), Bologna and Sesto San Giovanni (Milan).

In March last year, Alstom delivered the first Jazz EMU to Trenitalia, as part of a €440m order placed by FS Italian Group management in November 2012.


Image: The new order by Trenitalia will see the delivery of 25 additional Alstom-built Jazz regional trains. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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