New Hitachi Trams to Commence Service in Turin

Hitachi Rail has announced that 30 new trams are set to start service in Turin, Italy on 11 September under a contract with Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT).

This milestone is part of a 2020 contract for Hitachi Rail to deliver a total of 70 trams to the city by 2024.

The tram livery takes up the yellow and blue colours that represent the city of Turin
The tram livery takes up the yellow and blue colours that represent the city of Turin

The new vehicles are being manufactured at Hitachi’s facility in Naples, which employs around 1,700 people.

Each 28-metre-long tram has a maximum speed of 60 kilometres per hour and can accommodate up to 218 passengers.

To maximise passenger comfort and safety, the new trams are fitted with an air conditioning system that ensures a continuous exchange of air from the outside. They also feature large windows with transparent sides to the roof to provide more light and visibility.

Luca D'Aquila, COO of Hitachi Rail, said:

“Hitachi Rail’s new trams for the city of Turin represents the evolution of the previous SIRO model, of which hundreds have been built for cities in Italy and abroad. The trams incorporate new technologies and high quality standards for reliability and passenger comfort, and are designed to further encourage the use of public transport in cities. We are proud to contribute to Turin’s drive to provide seamless and sustainable travel on its public transport network.”

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