Alstom will supply 6 additional Coradia Meridian regional trains to Trenitalia, for Trentino Region. This order is part of a frame contract signed with Trenitalia in 2012. The new trains have been presented today during a press conference. The delivery will start at the end of 2016.
Coradia Meridian for Trentino is a 6 car-train EMU type (Electric Multiple Unit), and can run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h with a capacity of around 300 seats. Its concentrated traction system with two motor bogies, optimizes the electrical braking capability of the train allowing energy consumption and brake wear to be reduced. With a 95% rate of recyclability, the train is environmentally friendly.
Coradia Meridian regional train meets all new standards in terms of comfort, safety and accessibility. Its low-floor facilitates access to passengers, especially those with reduced mobility. Each door is equipped with integrated bridging plates to fill the gap between the train and the platform. For passengers’ comfort and safety, the train is equipped with on-board video-surveillance system as well as display screens visible from all parts of the train, audio information, Braille signs, sockets for mobile phones and laptops, and space dedicated to luggage. Bike storage space will go from 8 to 20 bicycles, which is an important step towards a better integration of transport, moving towards achieving sustainable mobility.
"We are proud of this renewed confidence of Trenitalia and thank the Trentino region for this new order. 10 Italian regions, from Trentino to Sicily, have already chosen our train to improve the experience of their passengers. Coradia Meridian is a made in Italy train, and benefits from Alstom’s experience in regional transportation.” said Pierre Louis Bertina, Managing Director of Alstom in Italy.
To date, more than 100 Coradia Meridian regional trains are in circulation in Italy. These trains, which improve the quality and comfort of travellers, are already operational in Piedmont, Lombardy, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio (version Airport), Marche, Abruzzo and will soon enter into service in Campania, Trentino and Sicily. The trains are designed and manufactured in Alstom sites of Savigliano (CN), Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and Bologna.
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport had sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the fiscal year 2014/15. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,000 people