Hitachi delivers new metro train for Genoa

The first of the new 14 trains that Hitachi Rail is building for the Ligurian capital’s metro has arrived in Genoa.

The new trains, which add to the fleet of metropolitan trains managed by AMT, will help support the expansion of the Genoa metropolitan network. The investment amounts to EUR 70 million.

Hitachi Rail Genoa metro specs

Each of the new trains, made up of four carriages with an overall capacity of 290 passengers, will be bidirectional, 39 m long. They will normally run in consist of two for a total length of 78 m and a capacity of 580 passengers.

Their commissioning will also allow the scrapping of the 6 first generation trains, which entered service in 1990, lowering the average age of the vehicle fleet from 18.5 years to 9.8 years.

The design of the interior fittings and onboard systems was conceived to limit as much as possible the encumbrance of the technical systems into the passenger compartments to have a continuous visibility through the adjoining cars.

The seats create a symmetrical and well balanced layout for weight balance.

The new metro trains will feature an innovative interior and exterior design, a state-of-the-art technology and the use of materials fully compliant with safety, resistance and recyclability requirements.

For the operation on the Genoa network the trains will integrate ATP and ATO system, related to speed control and assisted automatic drive.

The onboard telecommunication system is present in each car and thanks to Ethernet it can guarantee the connectivity of all communication devices, such as sound and display for information to the passengers, emergency intercom and control devices reserved for the driver.

Furthermore, the cars will be equipped with an innovative air conditioning system that will greatly increase the comfort of passengers in every condition and season.

The new trains will support the improvement of the Genoa Metro, including the west and east extensions towards Canepari and Martinez, both under construction.

“The arrival of the first of the 14 new Hitachi Rail trains destined for the Genoa metro represents a significant milestone for our city. A fundamental step in the process of modernizing and strengthening our public transport. These new trains, equipped with cutting-edge technologies and an innovative design, will offer citizens a more efficient, comfortable and safe service. Their commissioning, together with the planned expansion of the metro network, will help improve mobility and reduce air pollution. A tangible sign of our desire to invest in the future of our city and to offer citizens a quality and increasingly widespread public transport service.” – Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa

The trains are manufactured entirely in the Hitachi Rail’s factories in Italy, using a national supply chain.

These vehicles sum up to the fleet of 25 metro trains that AMT operates, 7 of which with similar characteristics and already delivered in 2016 by Hitachi Rail to Genoa Municipality.

These too will be recovered and maintained in the AMT Dinegro depot named after the Carabinieri Lieutenant Giuseppe Avezzano Comes. This investment enhances the choice of the Municipality to turn towards sustainable mobility perfectly matching the decarbonisation strategy of Hitachi Rail.

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