Alstom has announced that, starting in summer 2018, it will begin delivery of 27 additional Coradia Meridian “Jazz” regional trains to Trenitalia, the Italian national train operator. The order, worth €170 million, is an option to a 2012 contract and brings Trenitalia’s fleet of “Jazz” trains to 118 units. The deliveries are planned to finish in the summer 2019.
The trains are an electric multiple unit that can run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. It features low floors, video surveillance system, info point for passenger information, sound system, braille writing and 220 volt power outlets for cell phones and laptops. The Coradia Meridian is 95 percent recyclable.
"Jazz has proven to be a reliable train appreciated by passengers and already in service in 11 Italian regions,” stated Michele Viale, managing director of Alstom Italy. “We are pleased that Trenitalia renewed its confidence in Alstom, recognizing the commitment of the Company to deliver on-time and on quality. This additional order is an opportunity to continue working with the Italian regions and with Trenitalia to improve local transportation in the country.”
The Coradia Meridian “Jazz” trains are designed and manufactured by Alstom in Italy, with the project development, most of the manufacturing and the certification performed at the Savigliano site. Traction systems and auxiliary switchers are designed and manufactured at Alstom’s plant in Sesto San Giovanni and trainborne signaling systems are delivered by the Bologna site.