Bombardier Transportation opens Italian maintenance facility
ITALY: Bombardier Transportation has officially opened a locomotive and rolling stock maintenance depot at Contship Italia’s Rail Hub Milano site in Melzo.
The facility is designed to offer ‘pit-stop’ frequent, brief and high-turnover operations, with a capacity of around 400 locomotive maintenance operations per year. ‘The Melzo depot will enable Bombardier to strengthen its services offering by providing rapid response to locomotives that need urgent support’, said Pierre Cicion, Head of Services Middle East, Africa & Italy at Bombardier Transportation on October 5.
‘The Melzo, Liscate and Vignate areas near Milano are developing into a powerful logistics region able to support and add value to the nation’s manufacturing industry’, added Sebastiano Grasso, Group Managing Director, Business Services at Contship Italia. ‘The shared investment in Melzo depot with Bombardier has enhanced this intra-European and intercontinental crossroads with a powerful, rapid-reaction maintenance capability. This not only keeps trains rolling, but also lowers environmental impact by limiting the logistical reliance on freight trucking.’