THE Italian autonomous province of Bolzano-Alto Adige has ordered eight Coradia Stream low-floor EMUs from Alstom, cancelling an earlier contract for seven Talent 3 EMUs ordered from Bombardier in May 2019.

Delivery of the Talent EMUs was delayed, with Bombardier subsequently taken over by Alstom. The contract was modified following the launch of a tender.

The Coradia Stream EMUs will have 381 seats, compared with 299 in the Talent 3 trains, with the new trains also featuring more space for bicycles. The 128m-long Coradia Stream EMUs also have larger doors to reduce dwell times at stations. The trains have a 3MW power output with a top speed of 160km/h, and are equipped with ETCS.

The increased cost from the new order will be covered under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

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