Trenitalia orders 54 additional Coradia Stream ‘Pop’ trains
Posted: 29 March 2018 | Global Railway Review | No comments yet
Alstom has been awarded four contracts totalling approximately €330 million by the Italian national train operator, Trenitalia, for the supply of 54 Coradia Stream regional trains…
The 54 additional Alstom Coradia Stream trains for Trenitalia, named ‘Pop’ by the customer, are part of the latest generation of trains designed for regional and intercity lines.
The order adds to the 47 units already acquired by the Emilia Romagna region in 2016 and are destined for the Italian regions of Abruzzo, who will receive four trains, Liguria, 15 trains, Marche, four trains and Veneto, 31 trains, as part of the framework agreement signed in 2016 between Alstom and Trenitalia.
Coradia Stream is an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) with a maximum speed of 160km/h in the regional version. The train can transport more than 300 seated passengers, offering easy accessibility with a low floor. Designed to be environmentally-friendly, the train is 95 per cent recyclable.
“We are very pleased that Trenitalia, Abruzzo, Liguria, Marche and Veneto have renewed their confidence in Alstom’s Coradia range of regional trains and we hope to get on-board with other regions. The ‘Pop’ is proving to be widely appreciated by local authorities and by passengers, who got a glimpse in a full-scale mock-up form during a recent roadshow,” said Michele Viale, Managing Director Alstom in Italy.
Coradia Stream can be easily customised to different services. Interior layouts and seating arrangements can be modified, to provide more seats for longer journeys, or fewer seats and more standing room for shorter trips. The cars’ interior layout can be adapted to seasons and specific needs with the possibilities to add bicycle or ski racks, electric sockets, Wi-Fi connections, vending machines for drinks and snacks, multimedia areas and areas for working or relaxation. Comfort, space, and light are maximised by larger windows, while advanced services, such as infotainment, audio and video feeds and a live video surveillance system, ensure ease and security.