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  • Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway

    FART orders new trains


    SWITZERLAND: Ticino rail and bus operator Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway in time for the metre-gauge line’s 100th anniversary in 2023. Announcing the SFr94m contract on January 7, Stadler said the replacement ...

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic


    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

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    Trenitalia acquires full ownership of Netinera Deutschland


    EUROPE: Italian state operator Trenitalia has acquired sole control of German regional passenger and freight operator Netinera Deutschland though the €118m purchase of the 49% stake held by Luxembourg-based infrastucture investor Cube Transport.

  • Alstom is to supply Lombardia operator Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell trainsets, with an option for eight more.

    Italian operator orders hydrogen fuel cell trains


    ITALY: Alstom is to supply Ferrovie Nord Milano with six hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for use by the Lombardia regional operator’s Ferrovienord subsidiary on the non-electrified Brescia – Iseo – Edolo line from 2023. The agreement announced on November 26 includes an option for eight more ...

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    Marconi Express monorail opens in Bologna


    ITALY: A 5∙1 km monorail linking Bologna’s Marconi Airport with the city’s main line station opened for revenue service on November 18.

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    Railpool launches in Italy with Traxx contract


    ITALY: Railpool has launched an Italian business, which CEO Torsten Lehnert said would form the basis for future expansion ‘in all southern Europe’. An initial contract has been signed for Captrain Italia to lease six new Bombardier Transportation Traxx E494 electric locomotives with last mile capability ...

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    Public funds to save Italo-NTV


    ITALY: From November 10, high speed open access operator Italo-NTV will cut back its services to a bare minimum because a second national lockdown needed to combat Covid-19 has caused demand to collapse.

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    Italian hydrogen train co-operation agreement


    ITALY: National railway FS Group and energy company Snam are to work together to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of using hydrogen power in the rail sector, and the development of suitable business models. The companies will experiment with the production, transport, compression, storage, supply ...


    Space agency backs hospital train demonstrator


    ITALY: A hospital train proof-of-concept demonstrator is to be developed and tested under a project funded by the European Space Agency. The Intensive Care Unit Train project brings together national train operator Trenitalia, the Puglia region and the Angel Group of technology companies, which includes space ...

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    Firenze tram line funded as network expansion gathers pace


    ITALY: The Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport has allocated €250m to build a further tram line in Firenze, and to procure 14 more vehicles.

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    First TILO Flirt 3 enters service


    SWITZERLAND: The first of five Stadler Flirt 3 electric multiple-units ordered by Swiss Federal Railways to work TILO cross-border services began running in Switzerland on September 29. Designated as Class RABe 524/3, the five six-car EMUs were ordered in 2017 to work local services linking the ...

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    Thello to withdraw Milano – Marseille inter-city trains


    EUROPE: Thello’s open access EuroCity service between Milano, Nice and Marseille is to be withdrawn next year, according to local reports. Launched in 2014, the locomotive-hauled service consisted of up to three return workings a day. First and second class seating was available, and a small ...

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    Milano’s ATM signs 80-tram framework agreement


    ITALY: Milano’s municipal transport operator ATM and Stadler have signed a six-year framework agreement covering the supply of up to 80 trams worth €172·6m, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. The finalisation of Stadler’s first contract to supply trams to Italy was announced ...

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    Tunnelling complete on Milano Line 4


    ITALY: Tunnelling on Milano metro Line 4 was completed on September 9, when the project’s two remaining tunnel boring machines reached Parco Solari station, having undertaken a drive from Tricolore station which began in March 2019. The breakthrough concludes excavation of a 15 km tunnel ...

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    Pisa plans first modern tram route


    ITALY: The city of Pisa has approved plans to build a starter light rail line in the centre of the city, its legacy metre-gauge tram network having closed in 1952. The 4∙4 km route would connect the main line station with the Ospedale di Cisanello medical ...

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    Verona – Vicenza high speed line contract awarded


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded the Iricav Due consortium a €2·7bn contract to built the 44·2 km long Verona – Vicenza section of the Milano – Verona – Padova – Venezia high speed corridor. The consortium comprises Webuild, previously known as Salini Impregilo (45·4%), Astaldi ...

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    TBM reaches Piazza Venezia as Roma Line C edges forward


    Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi visited Line C construction work in late July. ITALY: Construction of metro Line C in Roma reached another milestone on August 6 when a tunnel boring machine broke though at Piazza Venezia, having excavated one bore from Colosseo. A second ...

  • The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m.

    Financing for 135 hybrid trainsets agreed


    ITALY: The European Investment Bank agreed a €450m financing package on July 23 which will support Trenitalia’s plans to order 135 electric-diesel-battery hybrid regional multiple-units at total cost of €960m. The three-car and four-car units are to be used in regions including Calabria, Lazio, Molise, Toscana ...

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    Alstom proposes divestments to obtain approval for Bombardier Transportation acquisition


    INTERNATONAL: Alstom has put forward proposals for a number of product and factory divestments as part of the process of gaining European Union regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The European Commission was formally notified of the proposed transaction on June 11. ...

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    Trenord’s first Donizetti EMU enters service in Milano


    ITALY: The first of 41 Alstom Coradia Stream electric multiple-units ordered by Lombardia regional operator Trenord entered service on the Milano – Gallarate – Luino route on July 5, with free travel offered to mark the occasion. The Trenord joint venture ...