Bombardier’s consortium partner AnsaldoBreda announced it signed a ten-year €250m contract with train operator Trenitalia earlier this month. Bombardier will work in association with AnsaldoBreda.
Bombardier Transportation head of services execution, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa (WMA) Jean Baptiste Eymeoud said: "Our target is to optimise the availability and reliability of the new vehicles with the adequate preventive and corrective maintenance programme once the vehicles enter revenue service by mid-2015.
"This contract and its duration represent a great achievement for the Frecciarossa 1000 and will reinforce Bombardier’s long-term commitment to Italy."
Developed by Bombardier and AnsaldoBreda, the Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed train is expected to begin operations on the Italian high-speed network from 2015.
Frecciarossa 1000 trains will offer 485 seats across four classes and two spaces for passengers with reduced mobility.
Bombardier’s services execution team is currently responsible for maintaining more than 200 vehicles in Italy.
The company is also involved in other rail projects including Trenitalia’s electric locomotives such as the E464 and ETR500 high-speed trains, Innovia automated people mover 100 for Rome-Fiumicino airport, Flexity trams for Milan and Palermo, propulsion systems for Rome’s new metro vehicles, and traffic management systems for Italy’s rail network.
Image: Bombardier and AnsaldoBreda will execute the maintenance of Trenitalia’s fleet of 50 Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed trains. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.