Italy: Hitachi Rail to Supply 22 Metro Trains in Naples

Hitachi Rail has gained a new contract from the Municipality of Naples to supply 22 new-generation trains for Naples Metro Line 6.

This order is valued at 200 million EUR. It will see Hitachi Rail manufacture the new trains at its factories in Pistoia and Naples.

Hitachi Rail to deliver new generation trains for Naples Metro Line 6
Hitachi Rail to deliver new generation trains for Naples Metro Line 6

Phase one of the contract will include the construction of the first six new bidirectional metropolitan trains. These vehicles will enter service from 2026 to help increase service frequency, capacity and passenger comfort on the metro line.

The Mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, said:

“It is a fundamental step to enhance rail transport in the city with the latest generation trains that guarantee efficiency and safety to users. The Administration's efforts to equip the city with an increasingly articulated and technologically advanced transport system continue.”

Each of the newly ordered trains will be 39 metres long and will have capacity for 290 passengers.

The units will be equipped with Automatic Train Protection (ATP) to ensure safe operation of the trains. They will also feature an innovative air conditioning system for passenger comfort.

Luca D'Aquila, COO Hitachi Rail Group said:

“Hitachi Rail is committed to providing sustainable and innovative mobility solutions worldwide. We believe that public transport, and in particular urban transport, plays a crucial role in bringing people and communities closer to an integrated and increasingly sustainable mobility ecosystem. Our reliable, safe and comfortable transport systems can encourage the greater use of green mass transport, helping to drive a modal shift away from private transport, delivering increasingly connected and green cities.”

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