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Alstom Delivers “Jazz”, the New Coradia Meridian Dedicated to the Italian Regional Railways

Alstom Coradia Meridian Jazz
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Alstoms new Coradia Meridian regional train was delivered on 27th of March to Trenitalia at the Termini station in Rome in the presence of FS Italian Group management. Renamed Jazz by the Italian railways, the train presented is part of the 70 Alstom Coradia Meridian trains ordered by FS in November 20121.

Comfortable and vivacious, Jazz has a new livery characterised by the marked contrast between its matt anthracite grey background and bright brush strokes of colour that enhance the dynamism and compactness of the trains design. The trains will have four distinct configurations (metropolitan, with more standing room; regional, with more seats; regional express, for more comfortable journey on longer distances and airport, with more space for luggage) which can be easily and quickly modified to better address the mobility needs of passengers and operators.

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Alstoms High Tech Jazz Locomotives

They are equipped with a video-surveillance system, information screens, and notices in braille, as well as a loudspeaker system and 220 V sockets for cell phones, portable PCs and tablets. These trains – that are 95% recyclable – will improve the quality of the journeys of commuters in many Italian regions.

The delivery of the train as scheduled bears witness to the commitment of the entire company to this project declared Pierre-Louis Bertina, President and Managing Director of Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A On the basis of this commission, Alstom has hired 300 employees thus contributing to the growth of the Italian railway industry. Our hope is that the train will open up new opportunities for our Italian factories and the sub-contractors that are equally committed to confronting this challenge.

Coradia Meridian trains are designed and produced at Alstoms Italian centres of excellence in Savigliano (Cuneo), Bologna and Sesto San Giovanni (Milan).Coradia Meridian belongs to Alstoms Coradia range of modular trains which benefit from over 30 years of experience and proven technical solutions. More than 3,000 Alstom regional trains have been sold. In Europe, they are currently circulating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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