All Italy articles – Page 2

  • it Trenord Alstom Donizetti EMU (3)

    Lombardia operator orders more Coradia Stream EMUs


    ITALY: Following the confirmation of funding from the Lombardia region, FNM Group’s Ferrovienord has awarded Alstom a €125m firm order to supply a further 20 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units from June 2023 for use on Milano – Sondrio – Tirano services. The order announced on ...

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    CLF orders EffiShunter locos


    ITALY: Rail construction and maintenance company Costruzioni Linee Ferroviarie has ordered 10 Class 741.7 EffiShunter 1000 diesel locomotives from CZ Loko. Two of these produced by rebuilding Class 740/742 locos will be supplied from the Czech Republic by the end of 2021, while the remaining ...

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    Metro Report International

    Work underway on Cagliari tram extension


    ITALY: Work has started on a long-planned extension of Cagliari’s 950 mm gauge tramway to link the existing terminus at Piazza Repubblica with the main railway station.

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    Italian support packages approved


    ITALY: Two packages of Italian government support provided to the rail sector during the coronavirus crisis have been approved by the European Commission under EU state aid rules. One was a €270m measure to reduce track access costs for freight and commercial passenger operators between ...

  • RFI has selected a 51:49 consortium of Webuild and Implenia as low bidder for a €1·07bn contract to design and build the southern access route to the Brenner Base Tunnel.

    Brenner southern access contract awarded


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has selected a 51:49 consortium of Webuild and Implenia as low bidder for a €1·07bn contract to design and build the southern access route to the Brenner Base Tunnel. Running mostly underground, the 22·5 km double-track alignment will diverge from the ...

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    Catania airport station opens


    ITALY: RFI inaugurated a new station to serve Fontanarossa airport in Catania on March 13, built as part of its ongoing programme to modernise the main line between Messina and Palermo in Sicily.

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    Metro Report International

    Torino brake contract awarded


    ITALY: Knorr-Bremse has been selected to supply brakes, doors and HVAC for the next generation of Sirio trams which Hitachi Rail is to build for Torino operator GTT. The contract is valued in the ‘low double-digit million euro’ range. In May 2020 GTT and Hitachi ...

  • EAV Circumvesuviana line Stadler EMU proposal

    Stadler awarded Circumvesuviana EMU contract


    ITALY: Napoli regional transport operator EAV has awarded Stadler an eight-year framework agreement for the supply of up to 40 electric multiple-units for use the on the 950 mm gauge Circumvesuviana lines. EAV aims to improve the travel experience by progressively replacing the oldest trainsets ...

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    Hitachi Rail to support ETR500 fleet


    ITALY: National operator Trenitalia has selected Hitachi Rail to provide integrated logistics support for the maintenance of its Frecciarossa fleet of ETR500 high speed trains.

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    Italy: Building a Roman node


    The imminent reopening of a moribund railway in the northern suburbs of the Italian capital and start of construction of a multimodal hub at Pigneto are signs that a multi-year programme of investment in the Roma suburban network is making headway. Benjámin Zelki provides an update.

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    EuroRail Hub brings together Railtex, Infrarail, SIFER and EXPO Ferroviaria trade fairs


    EUROPE: Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has announced a two-day programme of virtual seminars focused on the British, Italian and French rail markets. EuroRail Hub will be held on March 24-25, bringing together exhibitors from its Railtex, Infrarail, SIFER and EXPO Ferroviaria trade shows. The online event is ...

  • Firenze Hitachi battery train testing (Photo: GEST)
    Metro Report International

    Hitachi tests battery power to reduce tramway costs and visual impact


    ITALY: Hitachi Rail says the successful testing of its first battery-powered tram in Firenze is an important milestone towards it being able to offer catenary-free vehicles for both urban and main line applications. An existing Sirio tram was retrofitted with batteries ...

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    GTS Rail places loco order as it plans to double its fleet


    ITALY: Intermodal freight operator GTS Rail has ordered a further three Bombardier Transportation Traxx DC3 E.494 electric locomotives, which will take its Traxx fleet to 20, with CEO Alessio Muciaccia saying its goal is to double the fleet over the next five years. The locomotives are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Railpool Class 187

    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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    Metro Report International

    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.