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    Italian hydrogen train co-operation agreement

    2020-10-26T07:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Space agency backs hospital train demonstrator

    2020-10-20T11:56:00Z

    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

    2020-10-09T08:29:00Z

    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

    2020-10-08T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-02T07:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Thello’s open access EuroCity service between Milano, Nice and Marseille is to be withdrawn next year, according to local reports.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

    2020-09-29T09:35:00Z

    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

    2020-09-22T04:00:00Z

    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

    2020-09-10T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-08-14T14:42:00Z

    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

    2020-08-14T07:30:00Z

    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.
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    Financing for 135 hybrid trainsets agreed

    2020-07-24T08:48:00Z

    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

    2020-07-09T09:11:00Z

    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

    2020-07-08T10:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • An account-based ticketing system has been rolled out on the Brescia light metro
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    Brescia metro rolls out account-based ticketing

    2020-06-26T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: An account-based ticketing system has been rolled out on the Brescia light metro, which is used by 50 000 people each day. The first deployment of Conduent Transportation’s technology in Italy enables passengers to use contactless credit and debit cards or NFC-enabled devices with digital ...

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    Napoli metro train order signed

    2020-06-25T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has signed a framework agreement with CAF covering the supply of up to 10 six-car trainsets for the 10 km Arcobaleno suburban metro line between Piscinola and Aversa Centro. The deal signed on June 22 includes a firm order for ...

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    ETR700 HVAC maintenance contract

    2020-06-21T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to overhaul and maintain the 39 cab cooling and 157 saloon air-conditioning systems it supplied for the 19 ETR700 high speed trainsets. The former Fyra fleet is now operated by Trenitalia on the Milano – Bologna – Ancona – Lecce corridor. ...

  • A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam.
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    Hydrogen train development agreement signed

    2020-06-08T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: A five-year agreement for the development of hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure has been signed by Alstom and energy company Snam. Under the agreement announced on June 4, Alstom would manufacture and maintain newly-built or converted hydrogen trains, while Snam would develop infrastructure for hydrogen ...

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    Lazio high speed station agreement signed

    2020-06-03T11:36:00Z

    ITALY: FS Group has reached agreement for the construction of a new station on the Roma – Napoli high speed line to serve the southern part of Lazio region.

  • Torino city transport operator GTT has finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams.
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    Torino looks to the future with Hitachi Rail tram order

    2020-05-18T08:45:00Z

    ITALY: ‘This is great news that bring us into the future’, said GTT Chief Executive Giovanni Foti, announcing that the Torino city transport operator had finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. ...

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    FER awards level crossing upgrading contract

    2020-04-30T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: Ferrovie Emilia Romagna has awarded WEGH Group a contract to supply a further 300 Type TD96/2 level crossing barrier machines.