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FERROVIENORD and Hitachi Rail sign contract for 50 high capacity trains

FERROVIENORD and Hitachi Rail sign contract for 50 high capacity trains
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08 / 11 / 2021

FERROVIENORD and Hitachi Rail STS SpA signed the third supply contract for 50 high capacity “Caravaggio” regional trains for the amount of 451,850,000 euro, within the 2018 Framework Agreement.

The signing of this third supply contract is part of the Lombardy Region Plan for fleet renewal that sees a total of 222 new trains for an overall investment of 1.958 billion euro: 1.607 billion euro of the plan were approved in 2017 and updated in 2019 (176 trains, out of which 105 high capacity) and integrated with the deliberation dated 17th March 2021 for further 351 million euro, for the purchase of further 46 trains; 26 high capacity “Caravaggio” trains (10 in long configuration for Malpensa airport shuttle service and 16 in short configuration for Bergamo airport shuttle service) as well as 20 “Donizetti” medium-capacity trains (supply contract signed in March 2021).

“The introduction of our modern train fleets in Lombardy is a reason of great pride for our business, and we’re delighted with this new order,” – says the Head of Sales & Projects Italy Rolling Stock of Hitachi Rail Andrea Pepi. “With our trains, we aim to increase sustainable mobility by providing attractive products that encourage people to switch from private car to public transport in line with our decarbonization strategy”.

“We are steadily working to guarantee the correct and efficient delivery of the supplies – underlines the President of FERROVIENORD, Paolo Nozza -. We are proud to contribute to the concrete realization of this great plan promoted by the Region for the improvement of Lombardy rail transport”.

The trains will be equipped with of LED lighting, Wi-fi, 220V and USB sockets, passenger information system, energy measuring system, people-counter, side and front cameras, remote-controlled diagnostics, intelligent video surveillance with technology “Anomalous Behavior Detection”. The trains will also be equipped with ERTMS/ETCS safety system that, further than assuring the highest safety standards, will allow an increase of traffic capacity on the railway lines.

Trains delivery of this supply contract is scheduled from October 2022 to October 2024. They will be built in Hitachi Rail’s factories in Reggio Calabria and Naples.


Source: Hitachi Rail press releases