Italy's rolling stock commitment continues

Trenitalia, the transportation company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Group (Italian state railway) is investing heavily in fleet modernisation and the purchase of new poly-voltage ETR 500 locomotives, new E464 locomotives, Vivalto cars and Minuetto trains, and new generation tilting commuter trains. The modernisation plan also involves the restructuring of 640 low-loader cars and the high-speed branding of 60 model ETR500 locomotives. The tenders for the purchase of rolling stock are described. The maintenance department has been reorganised and investment has been made in technology to improve safety. Trenitalia is installing the SCMT (System for the Control of Train Traffic) on all of the fleet's locomotives. The investment has resulted in improved operating performance and increased numbers of passengers. Internet availability on the new high-speed Eurostar trains is described. The activation plan for the new high-speed lines and services in Italy is outlined.


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  • Pagination: 41-5
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  • Accession Number: 01045818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:20PM