Trenitalia takes delivery of first Coradia Meridian Jazz EMU for Campania
27 April 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review
Alstom has delivered the first of twelve Coradia Meridian Jazz Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) to the Italian region of Campania. The delivery forms part of a regional train order originally signed by Trenitalia and Alstom in November 2012.
Coradia Meridian Jazz can reach a maximum running speed of 160 km/h
Delivery took place at Napoli railway station in a ceremony marking the occasion. The event was attended by 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.
The “Jazz” is the latest in Alstom’s Coradia Meridian range and can reach a maximum running speed of 160 km/h. According to Alstom, the vehicles 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 percent 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. The trains are designed and manufactured in Italy in the Alstom sites of Savigliano (CN), Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and Bologna.