Lombardy, Italy (Urban Transport News): French multinational firm Alstom on April 15, 2021, announced that it has signed a contract worth €125 million with FERROVIENORD for the supply of 20 regional trains intended for the regional railway service of the Region of Lombardy. This is the second contract within a framework agreement signed in November 2019 with FNM SpA. The trains will be delivered from June 2023 onwards, " said an official statement.
The train named “Donizetti” belongs to Alstom’s Coradia Stream range of trains. The single-deck electric trains each have four traction motors and a maximum speed of 160 km/h. They represent the latest generation of a model that is already in commercial service in ten Italian regions and are produced in conformity with the Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI).
Michele Viale, Managing Director of Alstom Italy, said:
We are, as always, very proud to be working with our trusted partners FNM and FERROVIENORD to provide modern, comfortable and sustainable regional transportation in Italy. In the last 10 years, Alstom has delivered 54 regional trains for Lombardy. The new generation of Coradia Stream represents the best solution for meeting the increasing needs of both the region’s travellers and the operator.
According to Alstom, Coradia Stream can be easily adapted for different types of service. The interior and seating arrangements can be modified to suit diverse needs, for example with more seats on longer routes or optimised standing space for shorter journeys. The modular interiors can be adapted to suit the seasons or particular requirements: bike racks, drinks and snack dispensers, multimedia areas and work or relaxation zones, for instance, can easily be added. Wider windows offer increased luminosity and a sense of greater space and comfort. Advanced infotainment, audio and video services, as well as live video surveillance, ensure comfort and safety.
"The new trains satisfy strict criteria of environmental sustainability and are 96% recyclable. They consume 30% less energy than the previous generation. Minimal levels of noise and vibration ensure a quiet and comfortable journey. The trains boast high-performance air conditioning systems," it has been said.
The Coradia Stream trains for Lombardy are manufactured by Alstom in Italy. Project development, most of the manufacturing and certification are performed at Alstom’s site in Savigliano (CN). Design and manufacturing of the traction systems and other components take place at the Sesto San Giovanni (MI), and the on-board signalling systems are delivered by the Bologna site.