February 09, 2017

Milan orders more Leonardo metro trains

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MILAN Transport (ATM) exercised an option with Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) on February 8 for 15 additional Leonardo metro trains.

The €106.26m option, which comprises six trains for Line M1 and nine trains for Line M2, is the final tranche in a framework agreement signed in 2012 for up to 60 trains.

The initial €220m order comprised 20 trains for Line M1 and 10 trains for Line M2. In March 2015 ATM exercised an option worth €108.88m for a further 15 trains for Line M2. Production of the second batch is now underway at HRI’s plants at Pistoia and Naples, and deliveries are due to be completed by August 2018. All trains from the third batch will be delivered by April 2019.

The 107m-long six-car trains accommodate up to 1232 passengers, 204 of them seated, and have a maximum speed of 90km/h.

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