Alstom has delivered the fifth of the 43 new Coradia Stream trains, called ‘Pop’, to Trenitalia for commercial operation in Sicily region.
The Pop train is a low-floor, high-performance single-deck EMU composed of 3 or 4 cars, equipped with 4 traction motors. It can travel at a maximum speed of 160 km/h and can seat more than 300 passengers in the 4-car version and more than 200 in the 3-car one.
The train is equipped with an information system integrated with the Trenitalia ground infrastructure, offers audio and video infotainment service with LCD display visible from all vehicle areas, as well as Wi-Fi accessible to passengers and crew. Passenger safety is ensured by a system of digital video surveillance with visualization on the monitors of the images taken in the compartments.
Pop train is 95% recyclable and consumes less energy than previous generations of EMUs.
The delivery is part of a framework contract signed in 2016 for the supply of 150 medium capacity regional trains, with an initial order for 27 three-car and 20 four-car trains.
In November 2019, Alstom has delivered the first Pop trains destined for operation in Italian regions of Veneto and Liguria. Veneto will receive a total of 31 trains, Liguria 15. Deliveries will continue at a rapid pace into 2020.
14 Coradia Stream trains are in passenger service in Emilia Romagna, the first region to have placed a firm order under the 2016 agreement.
The new trains are part of a wider programme launched by Trenitalia, to develop the regional transport. This plan foresees a total investment of around EUR 6 billion for 600 new trains, leading to the renewal of 80% of the fleet within 5 years.