Trenitalia awarded CAF Italia, CAF’s subsidiary, the preventative and corrective maintenance contract for 59 high-speed ETR500 trains called “Frecciarossa” trains. The basic contract price amounts approximately to EUR 120 million, for a contractual term of 6 years with the option of extending this term by 6 additional years.
The maintenance activities covered by this contract will mainly be carried out in Trenitalia workshops which to provide high-speed servicing in Naples and Milan, as well as the operator’s facilities in the cities of Venice and Rome. In addition to maintenance, the contract caters also for technical support both on-track and at the main stations of serviced by the high-speed units.
All tasks will be performed by CAF Italia, whose personnel are qualified according to the local regulation requirements set by the ANSF, the Italian National Railway Safety Agency.
Frecciarossa trains are part of the Trenitalia Long-Haul Division which operates the high-speed line “Turin-Milan-Salerno” and can reach up to 300 km/h, linking the cities of Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples and Salerno, among others. Furthermore, these trains offer services to traditional connections out of the high-speed line, reaching other major cities such as Padua, Venice, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Foggia and Bari.