October 28, 2016

Trenitalia signs Lazio regional contract

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A new contract for the operation of regional services in the region around Rome was signed on October 28 by the president of the region of Lazio Mr Nicola Zingareti and Trenitalia CEO Mrs Barbara Morgante.

Under contract, which runs until 2020, Trenitalia will receive 225m a year to operate the network, which includes Leonardo Express services from Rome Termini to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Fiumicino.

The contract calls for investment of €539.2m over the next four years, including 20 new Alstom Jazz EMUs for Leonardo Express and regional services (five of which have already been delivered), 114 locomotive-hauled Vivalto double-deck coaches from Hitachi Rail Italy, and the refurbishment of 46 TAF double-deck EMUs.

Trenitalia says this investment will reduce the average age of the regional rolling stock fleet in Lazio from 17.5 years to 13 years.

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