July 23, 2014

Trenitalia Jazz EMUs enter service in Piedmont

Written by  Marco Chiandoni
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TRENITALIA's new Alstom Jazz EMU was formally presented to regional and local council representatives from the Piedmont region of northern Italy at Turin Porta Susa station on July 18 by the new Italian State Railways (FS) CEO Mr Michele Elia and Trenitalia CEO Mr Vincenzo Soprano.

Trenitialia placed a €450m order in November 2012 for 70 Jazz trains, which are being assembled in Piedmont at Alstom's Savigliano plant. Fourteen of the trains will be used in Piedmont and five are already in use on SFM6 services between Turin and Asti.

As well as Piedmont, the EMUs will also delivered to Lombardia, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio and Calabria in regional, suburban and airport express configurations.

The 160km/h trains are being delivered in four, five, and six-car formations, with the latter seating up to 292 passengers.

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