Italy: Alstom Chosen to Improve Abruzzo’s Rail Infrastructure

Alstom has signed two contracts with Divisione Ferroviaria TUA worth a total of 33 million euros. (37.33m USD).

These will support improvements to the rail network in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Coradia Pop in commercial service in Italy
Coradia Pop in commercial service in Italy

The first contract is for the supply of three regional Coradia Stream Pop 2.0 trains, with delivery scheduled to begin in 12 months’ time.

At more than 84 metres long, these trains will be equipped with four traction motors and reach a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour. Each train will have 305 seats and a total capacity of 534 when including standing passengers.

The trains will be equipped with Alstom’s ERTMS technology, which supports increased availability, lower environmental impact and lower operating and maintenance costs.

The second contract is for the design and construction of an ETCS Level 2 signalling system with GSM-R on Abruzzo’s Lanciano-San Vito and Fossacesia/Torino di Sangro-Archi routes.

At a signing event, TUA’s president highlighted that these contracts represent an important investment in the future mobility of the Abruzzo region.

For example, the new ETCS system meets the technical EU’s specifications for interoperability and the CENELEC standards for railway safety, making TUA’s lines consistent with the standards used on the national infrastructure.

The Pop Coradia Stream trains will be manufactured by Alstom in Italy. The design development, and most of the production and certification will be carried out at its Savigliano site, while the design and production of traction systems and other components will be carried out in Sesto San Giovanni.

The on-board and trackside signalling systems will designed and manufactured at Alstom’s Bologna plant.

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