November 06, 2015

New metro trains enter service in Milan

Written by  Marco Chiandoni
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THE first of 10 new trains supplied by Hitachi Rail, formerly AnsaldoBreda, for Milan metro Line 2 entered service on November 4 with metropolitan city councillor for mobility Mr Pierfrancesco Maran, councillor for public works Ms Carmela Rozza, vice major of Milan Mr Eugenio Comincini and president of Milan Transport (ATM) Mr Bruno Rota all participating in the inaugural journey.

 

The black and green trains dubbed Leonardo are part of a €220m order for 30 vehicles, with 20 red and black sets already in service on Line 1.

AnsaldoBreda manufactured the 90km/h trains at its Pistoia plant. The vehicles are 107m long and have capacity for 1232 passengers. The air-conditioned trains have a special converter which reduces energy consumption by up to 25%, and a new bogie design which is designed to reduce noise.

The trains were designed by Italian companies A+B, Dominoni and Quaquaro.

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