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Three countries to be connected by the environmentally-friendly Avelia Pendolino

Posted: 20 November 2017 | | No comments yet

From December 2017, Alstom’s high-speed train – the Avelia Pendolino – will connect Germany, Italy and Switzerland when Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia and SBB introduce a timetable change and offer a new direct service.

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From December 2017, Alstom’s high-speed train – the Avelia Pendolino – will connect Germany, Italy and Switzerland when Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia and SBB introduce a timetable change and offer a new direct service.

At the beginning of 2017, Alstom delivered the last Pendolino ETR 610 high-speed tilting train ordered by SBB, thus increasing their fleet to 19 Pendolino trains. The vehicles have so far been operated as Euro City trains on the Gotthard and Simplon routes to Milan and Venice. But from the end of 2017, the vehicles will connect three countries, running from Frankfurt to Milan via Basel. The vehicles are therefore equipped with three different train protection systems.

The Avelia Pendolino for SBB is a seven-car train that can transport up to 420 passengers at a maximum operating speed of 250km/h. The train offers its passengers easy access and high comfort due to wide gangways and corridors, adjustable seats, individual reading lamps and sockets as well as large panoramic windows. The train is equipped with the latest generation of flexible bogies reducing track and wheel wear. It also benefits from Alstom’s unique tilting technology, which allows trains to run 35 per cent faster and more safely through curves on conventional lines.

The Pendolino’s environmentally-friendly design is recyclable up to 95 per cent, and is equipped with an electric brake system allowing reducing energy consumption by almost 10 per cent.

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