ITALY: Milano transport operator ATM signed a €106m contract on February 8 for Hitachi Rail Italy to supply nine trainsets for metro Lines 1 and six trains for metro Line 2.

The Leonardo trains will be built at HRI’s plants in Reggio Calabria and Napoli, with deliveries to be completed by April 2019.

This order forms the final option within a framework contract signed in 2012. All 30 trains purchased as part of the €209m base order are now in service, with 20 on Line 1 and 10 on Line 2. In 2016 ATM exercised a €109m option for a further 15 trains for Line 2, which HRI is manufacturing at its plants in Pistoia and Naples.