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Alstom are to deliver six extra Coradia Meridian regional trains to Trenitalia in the Trentino region of Italy. The order is an extension of a framework agreement signed in 2012. Delivery of the trains will begin in 2016. The trains will become part of a fleet of more than 100 Coradia Meridians in operation in Italy.
The Coradia Meridian is a six-car train of the EMU type, with a maximum speed of 160km/h and a capacity of approximately 300 seated passengers. It features a concentrated traction system of two motor bogies and optimised electrical braking capability which enables efficient energy consumption as well as minimising brake wear. The train is also 95% recyclable, making it highly environmentally sustainable.
For passengers, the Coradia Meridian is a comfortable, safe and accessible ride – it features a low floor, integrated bridging plates, braille signs, audio information and space for wheelchairs, making it accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. It also has on-board video surveillance systems, power sockets and dedicated luggage space. As an added benefit, it has a large bike storage space, enabling intermodal, environmentally friendly mobility.
Pierre Louis Bertina, Managing Director of Alstom in Italy said:
“We are proud of this renewed confidence of Trenitalia and thank the Trentino region for this new order. 10 Italianregions, 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.”
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