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Alstom presents the first Pendolino high-speed train for NTV, in Italy

BEAUDLET David - 10/17/2017 Tag Tags : alstom
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Alstom presents the first Pendolino high-speed train for NTV, in Italy

06/10/2017


Latest evolution of the Pendolino high-speed trains, the new ruby red Avelia Pendolino for NTV, Italo EVO, was presented for the first time to the public before coming into operation in early 2018. These trains, in addition to the existing fleet of 25 AGVs, will bring up the NTV fleet to a total of 37 Avelia trains.

Italo EVO train can reach maximum speed of 250 km/h. It consists of 7 coaches, totalling 187 meters, and features a futuristic and emblematic nose which ensures a high level of aerodynamics and safety for the driver. The train is equipped with a distributed traction system designed with high level of braking efficiency and regeneration. Moreover, its eco-design and the use of recyclable materials at construction phase make it environment-friendly and highly sustainable. The interior configuration provides high comfort and improved passenger experience.The major innovation of the train compared to previous generations of Pendolino is its full compatibility with the very latest 2014 TSI [2] regulations established by the European Union. This EU standard contributes to guaranteeing high levels of safety and efficiency.

The trains are produced at Alstom’s sites in Italy. The Savigliano site is responsible for the design and the manufacturing of the trains. The other sites involved are: Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) for the design and production of the traction systems, and Bologna for the signalling systems. The maintenance work will be carried out at the site in Nola (Naples), which is currently responsible for maintaining the .Italo trains.

 


 

[1] The Avelia range is based on 3 current flagship products – Pendolino, Euroduplex and AGV – representing the culmination of 35 years of expertise and more than 1,050 trains in service around the world. 

[2] Technical Specifications for Interoperability