The last Jazz train for Trenitalia left Alstom’s factory of in Savigliano, northern Italy, which is the 136th for the Campania Region and will soon enter commercial services.
Jazz is a successful project, with 136 Alstom trains of the Coradia family running in 11 Italian regions, from Trentino to Sicily, which will soon be joined by over 150 Coradia Stream Pop. They are the new single deck regional trains in Alstom’s Coradia family, part of the framework agreement signed in August 2016 with Trenitalia. The first three Pop, out of a total of 47 trains destined for Emilia Romagna, have already been in passenger service since 14 June. Deliveries of Pop will continue at a fast pace till 2020.
“Over the past 15 years, more than 400 regional trains have been designed, produced and put into commercial service by Alstom in Italy, including the 136 Jazz of which today we have completed the production. To these figures we will gradually add the 150 Pop,” Michele Viale, General Manager of Alstom in Italy said.
The Jazz and Pop trains are part of a plan to renew regional transport and are already revolutionizing commuter travel.
Both EMUs can travel at a maximum speed of 160 km/h and have an entrance to the carriages “flush” with the pavement, which facilitates the passenger climb. They meet environmental sustainability criteria and 95% Jazz and 97% Pop are recyclable, which also guarantees 30% more energy savings than the previous generation.
The trains are equipped with video surveillance system, internal screens visible from every point of the train for passenger’s information, sound system, braille messages, 220 V power sockets for mobile phones and laptops.