Alstom delivers its first Coradia Meridian to Campania region
OREANDA-NEWS. April 27, 2016. Alstom has delivered today the first Coradia Meridian Jazz to the Campania region in Italy, at the Napoli railway station. This train is part of the regional trains ordered by Trenitalia to Alstom in November 2012. All the 12 trains for Campania region will be delivered by the end of December 2016. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of Renato Mazzoncini, FS Italiane CEO, Barbara Morgante, Trenitalia CEO, Vincenzo de Luca, President of the Campania region and Pierre-Louis Bertina, Alstom Italy Managing Director.
“Jazz” is the latest train coming from Alstom’s Coradia Meridian range. It is an EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) type train that can run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Its concentrated traction system with two motor bogies optimises the electrical braking capability of the train allowing energy consumption and brake wear to be reduced. It is an environmentally friendly train with a 95% rate of recyclability.
“Coradia Meridian is a successful train already circulating in 10 Italian regions, from north to south. With this train, Campania region will improve the experience of its passengers. Coradia Meridian is a train made in Italy, and benefits from Alstom’s experience in regional transportation,” said Pierre Louis Bertina, Managing Director of Alstom in Italy.
To date, more than 100 Coradia Meridian regional trains are in circulation in Italy. These trains, which improve the quality and comfort of travellers, are already operational in Piedmont, Lombardy, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio (version Airport), Marche, Abruzzo, and soon will enter in service in Trentino and Sicily. The trains are designed and manufactured in Italy in the Alstom sites of Savigliano (CN), Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and Bologna.