ITALY: National operator Trenitalia has awarded CAF Italia a €120m six-year contract for the preventative and corrective maintenance of 59 ETR500 Frecciarossa high speed trainsets. There is an option to extend the contract for a further six years.
The maintenance activities will mainly be carried out at Trenitalia’s workshops in Napoli, Milano, Roma and Venezia. CAF’s Italian subsidiary will also provide technical support at main stations and on-track where required.
More than 300 people will work on the contract, joining CAF Italia’s current staff who undertake similar work for Milano transport operator ATM, ATAC in Roma, Ferrotranviaria in Bari and ARST in Sardinia.