RFI Stadler Mermec diagnostic train impression

ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded a consortium of Stadler and Mermec a contract to design, manufacture and supply five electro-diesel multiple-units which will be used for real-time inspection of track and overhead electrification equipment.

The diagnostic units will have three cars plus a power module, and a maximum axleload of 18 tonnes to enable use across the national network.

Approval for use is expected in 2023.