Alstom to Supply Four Additional Pendolino High Speed Trains to SBB
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Alstom has been awarded a contract with SBB – worth around 115 million. SBB is a swiss federal railway operator and have awarded the contract to Alstom to supply four Pendolino high speed trains. The contract states that the first two, of the four, will be delivered in 2016 and the remaining two in 2017. The high-speed Pendolino trains will run between Milan and Geneva or Bern-Basel and between Milan and Zurich or Luzern-Basel, to cope with the increase of passengers on these lines.
Alstom’s Pendolino Train and Technology
The trains that have been order by SBB fro Alstom will a seven-car train set which can accommodate unto 430 passengers and travel at a commercial top speed to 250 km/h. The Pendolino train offers great comfort and accessibility thanks to wide gangways and corridors, reclining seating, individual reading lights and electric sockets, large panoramic windows, as well as many other features.
The train is fitted with the latest generation of flexible bogies. The Pendolino also benefits from Alstom’s unique tilting technology allowing it to run safely at an increased 35% speed through curves.
We are pleased to be awarded a new contract by SBB with whom we have built a strong relationship over the years. This choice demonstrates Alstoms leadership in the high-speed sector. With its unique tilting technology and its cross-border performance, Pendolino is perfectly adapted to SBB network,said Andreas Knitter, Europe Senior Vice President of Alstom Transport.