Alstom and Ferrovienord signed a framework agreement for the supply of up to 61 regional trains with an initial order for 31 regional trains to Lombardy Region, valuated at EUR 194 million. The trains will be delivered gradually from 2022 onwards.
The 8-year agreement also includes options for preventive and corrective maintenance service. The signing follows the award to Alstom of the tender called by FNM in 2017, subsequent to the approval of the purchase of 176 new trains by Lombardy Region, which allocated EUR 1.6 billion to the global programme.
The train, named ‘Donizetti’ by Ferrovienord, is part of the Coradia Stream family, the latest electric, single-deck trains designed and produced by Alstom for regional transport.
They have four traction motors and a maximum speed of 160 km/h. They represent the fourth-generation of a model that is already in commercial service in ten Italian regions, and are produced in conformity with the Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI).
The spacious cars of the trains offer ample seating for the medium-length journeys. The seats are equipped with power sockets for PCs, tablets and cell phones. The lighting is optimised by the large windows that let in more natural light, and passenger circulation is facilitated by wide corridors that are also suitable for people with reduced mobility. The LED passenger lighting is automatically regulated on the basis of the amount of light outside the train.
The trains are equipped with an information system integrated with the ground infrastructure and offers an audio-video information and entertainment service with 32 LCD screens visible from all parts of each carriage and the predisposition for Wi-Fi network. Passenger safety is guaranteed by a digital camera video-surveillance system and monitors.
The new trains satisfy the criteria of environmental sustainability and are 96% recyclable. They consume 30% less energy than their predecessor.
In the last ten years, Alstom has delivered 44 regional trains in Lombardy.