Senior representatives from the Italian Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Bozen, Strutture Trasporto Alto Adige (STA) and Bombardier Transportation launched a long-term sustainable mobility plan for Italy’s South Tyrol region.
Under the project, Bombardier will provide seven Talent 3 regional trains, from a 2019 framework agreement, already in place with STA, for up to 32 new trains and up to 30 years of fleet maintenance services. The trains will operate across South Tyrol and provide cross-border services between Italy and Austria, making this another important step towards closer co-operation in the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trenitino Euroregion.
The new Talent 3 trains will have a seating capacity of up to 300 seats per train as well as modern passenger information systems and air-conditioning. Comfort, safety and accessibility for all passengers is a priority for this rolling stock platform, with easy access and ample space allocated to wheelchair users, as well as designated areas for luggage, prams, bicycles and winter sports equipment.
High reliability and rapid acceleration, with speeds up to 160 km/h, will help the operator to maintain cross-border schedules. The trains will also be equipped with three propulsion systems and three signaling systems, including the ETCS.
“The purchase of new trains is a very important step in our plan for long-term sustainable and high-quality alpine mobility for the entire European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino. For us, the transfer of passengers from road to rail is especially important for local public transport in the area, but also for the international connections on the Brenner corridor,” said Daniel Alfreider, Vice President and Regional Minister of Mobility and Infrastructures for the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Bozen.